In Remembrance of Kevin Nishita

Nov. 27, 2021 at 4:39 a.m. was a moment that changed Kevin Nishita’s life, and our family would never be the same again. This is the date and time my husband Kevin lost his life.


On Nov. 24, he was shot while protecting a Bay Area TV news crew from a person who wanted to steal the news crew’s camera equipment. He succumbed to his injuries a few days later.

On Nov. 30, U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Dublin, read a tribute to Kevin’s bravery while protecting others into the Congressional Record.


He lived his life according to the Nembutsu teachings.


Kevin was born, raised and received his primary education in Yuba City, California. His parents, Dan and Mary Nishita, were involved in the farming industry. Kevin grew up with the Buddhist teachings in a family of a brother and four sisters.