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CHP Officer Succumbs To Wounds

September 06, 2012  | 

Photo courtesy of CHP.
Photo courtesy of CHP.

The California Highway Patrol officer who was shot Tuesday while conducting a traffic stop died Wednesday evening, the agency announced.

Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, 37, was a seven-year veteran of the agency. He leaves behind a wife and four children.

"Officer Youngstrom was a valued member of the CHP family, a dedicated officer and soldier who gave his life serving the people of California," said Joe Farrow, CHP commissioner, in a statement. "He now joins a distinguished group of heroes whose names are engraved upon the CHP Memorial Fountain and who will forever be remembered for their valiant sacrifice and service."

Officer Youngstrom was critically wounded when he was shot in the head by Christopher Boone Lacy, 38, on Interstate Highway 680 in Walnut Creek. A second CHP officer returned fire, killing Lacy.

Related:

CHP Officer Fighting for Life After Shooting


Comments (6)

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RICHARD ISAACS @ 9/6/2012 6:28 PM

IT'S NICE THAT THE PERP IS DEAD BUT THAT DOESN'T BRING YOU BACK. MY HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY AND THE WORLD THAT LOST A TRUE HERO. PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF WHEN IT'S MY TURN TO CROSS OVER.

Morning Eagle @ 9/6/2012 7:20 PM

Sincere condolences to this CHP Officer's wife, children, other family and fellow officers. We know time will help but the pain of loss will never be gone. In today's world we can ill afford to lose men like this. To the CHP Officer that killed Lacey: Thank you for a job well done just the way it should have been.

Deputy White @ 9/6/2012 7:44 PM

I also send my condolences to this Family. I also make a request for the Law Enforcement Officers to get involved in competitive shooting, mainly handgun. There is one of us who is amoung the best in the world. His name is Robert Voguel, please search for these events in your area, IDPA of USPSA. I can never explain how much advantage this would give us. Bring your "A" game, your fight is coming.

Deputy White @ 9/6/2012 7:48 PM

Spelled his name wrong in last post sorry! Robert Vogel

www.vogeldynamics.com/

Capt David-retired LA Cou @ 9/7/2012 6:39 AM

Officer Youngstrom, your watch ended way too soon..

Chuck @ 9/7/2012 9:57 AM

God bless you sir and God hold your family in his arms.

Cmdr. D. Chuck Wasson, Soledad P.D.

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