Remembering CHP's Finest - Brett Oswald (6/27/2010)

Officer Oswald dies after being hit by out-of-control car

Brett Oswald - ID 13164
Sunday, June 27, 2010

Update - Viewing, funeral and trust fund information:

Viewing - The viewing will be held on Thursday, July 1, 2010. Specific time not yet announced.
Chapel of the Roses
3450 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422

Funeral - The funeral for Officer Oswald will be held on Friday, July 2, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.
Paso Robles Event Center
2198 Riverside Avenue
Paso Robles, CA 93446

Trust Fund - A trust fund has been set up for the Oswald family with the San Luis Obispo Law Enforcement Assistance Foundation (SLO LEAF). Please note "Officer Brett Oswald" on the memo line of the check. Donations can be mailed to:
200 N. Halcyon Rd.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

On Sunday at 5:54 p.m., June 27, 2010, Officer Brett Oswald, I.D. 13164, of Templeton Area, responded to an abandoned vehicle partially blocking the southbound lane of South River Road. Upon arriving at the scene, he started the removal process. Officer Oswald, 47, positioned his vehicle just behind the vehicle in the roadway on southbound River Rd., and waited for a tow truck. Shortly thereafter,a Toyota Corolla driven by a 22-year-old woman crossed over the double yellow lines and struck Officer Oswald and the parked patrol vehicle at the driver's door area.  Officer Oswald was thrown onto the hood of the Corolla. Oswald was transported to Twin Cities Community Hospital for treatment and succumbed to his injuries at 8:30 p.m.  He is survived by his wife.


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