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Jose Dejesus Hernandez III biography: 13 things about Samuel Cassidy’s VTA co-worker

Jose Dejesus Hernandez III (©Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority)
Jose Dejesus Hernandez III (©Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority)

Jose Dejesus Hernandez III was an employee of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) in San Jose, Santa Clara County, CaliforniaUnited States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. His father Jose Dejesus Hernandez II is a retired VTA employee. (a)
  2. He lived in Dublin, Alameda County, California. (a)
  3. He played the guitar, built motorcycles and could fix anything, according to his family. (b)
  4. He met Sarah Raelyn Stairs through mutual friends. (c)
  5. On June 20, 2009, he and Stairs got married. (c)
  6. In 2012, he started working for the VTA as a transit mechanic. He later became an electro-mechanic and then a substation mechanic. (c)
  7. On May 4, 2018, Stairs filed a request for domestic violence restraining order against him. It was officially filed on May 7, 2018 and dismissed on May 23, 2018 after a hearing before Judge James Reilly. (d)
  8. While married to Stairs, he once sold all of his musical equipment to buy her a chihuahua named Lylia. (b)
  9. In August 2020, he and Stairs divorced. (c)
  10. After his divorce from Stairs, he was still friends with her younger brother. (c)
  11. On May 26, 2021, VTA employee Samuel James Cassidy fatally shot him and eight other VTA employees. (c)
  12. He died at the age of 35. (a)
  13. After his death, Stairs described him as the most loving, romantic and giving man she has ever known. (c)


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