Remembering CHP's Finest - Kenyon Youngstrom (9/5/2012)
Officer Youngstrom killed during enforcement stop
Kenyon Youngstrom - ID 18063
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
From Contra Costa CHP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
END OF WATCH - OFFICER KENYON YOUNGSTROM
September 5, at approximately 6:05 PM. CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, I.D. 18063, was pronounced deceased.
Officer Youngstrom entered the CHP Academy in August 2005 and was assigned to the CHP’s Contra Costa Area upon graduation in February 2006. He transferred to the CHP’s Golden Gate Division headquarters in January 2009 and most recently transferred back to the Contra Costa Area office on Aug. 1, 2012.
Officer Youngstrom served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1994 to 2000, attaining the rank of Specialist. Officer Youngstrom is the 223rd CHP officer to be killed in the line of duty since 1929. He was 37 years old.
Kenyon is survived by his wife, Karen, two sons and two daughters, parents, Gaylord and Jill Youngstrom of Riverside, Calif., four brothers and a sister.
This tragedy is life altering for his family whom he cherished, and is a tragedy that has affected us all deeply to the core. His family remains strong, united, and courageous. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.
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