Remembering CHP's Finest - Justin McGrory (6/27/2010)

Officer McGrory killed during enforcement stop

Justin McGrory - ID 18606
Sunday, June 27, 2010

Update - Viewing, funeral and trust fund information:

Viewing - The viewing will take place on Monday, July 5, 2010, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunset Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary
24000 Waalew Road
Apple Valley, CA 92307

Services - Memorial services for Officer McGrory will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at 12:00 p.m.
High Desert Church
14545 Hook Boulevard
Victorville, CA 92394

Procession and Reception - Following the services, a procession will be held to the Sunset Hill Park and Mortuary for the grave side service. A reception will be held at the Sunset Hills Park and Mortuary after the grave side service.

Trust fund - A trust fund has been established for the McGrory family with the C.A.H.P. Credit Union. Please make any checks payable directly to Kelly McGrory, and can be mailed to the C.A.H.P. Credit Union:
PO Box 826
San Dimas, CA 91773
Account # 119710

On June 27, 2010, at approximately 3:38 AM, Officer Justin McGrory, I.D. 18606, and Officer Ryan Bostrom, I.D. 18541, from Barstow Area, were on a traffic stop on northbound I-15, when a red 2009 Pontiac G6, driven by Rafael Garcia, 18, of Las Vegas, Nev., veered onto the right shoulder, clipped the right rear of the patrol vehicle, then continued and struck Officer McGrory.

Officer McGrory suffered major injuries as a result of this collision and was taken by air ambulance to St. Mary's Hospital in Apple Valley, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officer McGrory was 28 years old. He began his career with the CHP in October 2007 and was assigned to the Barstow Area Office. He is survived by his wife, a 7 year old daughter, a 4 year old son and a one year old son, and his wife is pregnant with a fourth child.

Rafael Garcia was arrested for vehicular manslaughter at the scene. This collision is still under investigation by Inland Division MAIT. 


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