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Officer Andre Moye Jr killed, two other CHP officers injured, in shootout after traffic stop
2019

Officer Andre Moye, Jr.Officer Andre Moye Jr, I.D. 21641, of Riverside Area, was conducting a traffic stop in Riverside Monday evening, Aug. 12, 2019, when he was shot by the driver of the vehicle. Two other CHP officers, Ryan Smith, ID 20668, and Robert Paul, 20945, responded to the scene and were struck by gunfire during the shootout. Additional CHP units and the Riverside Police Department responded to the scene. The suspect was hit by return gunfire and succumbed to his injuries on scene.

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Sergeant Steve Licon Killed by Suspected Drunken Driver
2019

On April 6, 2019, at approximately 4:26 PM, Sgt. Steve Licon, I.D. 13348, from the CHP Riverside Area office, was on a traffic stop behind a Chrysler sedan, southbound on I-15, north of Nichols Road. A gray Toyota Corolla was traveling on the right shoulder of southbound I-15 and collided into the CHP motorcycle, Sergeant Licon, and the Chrysler. Sergeant Licon suffered major injuries and was transported to Inland Valley Medical Center in Riverside, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The driver, who was the solo occupant in the Toyota, suffered minor injuries, and the four occupants of the Chrysler sedan were uninjured. The driver of the Toyota was arrested for multiple charges, including suspicion of driving under the influence.

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The CHP family mourns loss of Officer Kirk Griess
2018

Officer Kirk GriessOn August 10, 2018, at approximately 9:01 AM, CHP motorcycle Officer Kirk Griess, #15810, was on a traffic stop behind an SUV on the right shoulder of westbound I-80, near Manuel Campos Parkway, when for still to be determined reasons, a white Chevrolet pickup truck veered towards his location. The pickup then collided with the CHP motorcycle, Officer Griess, and the SUV.

Sadly, Officer Griess did not survive his injuries. Kirk was a well-respected member of his Vacaville community. He was also a well-loved and respected veteran officer with over 19 years of experience with the California Highway Patrol.

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The CHP family mourns loss of Officer Camilleri on Christmas Eve
2017

The CHP family is deeply saddened by the loss of Officer Andrew Camilleri, I.D. 21653, on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017, at approximately 11:32 p.m. Officer Camilleri, of Hayward Area, gave his life in sacrifice for the community in which he served.

Officer Camilleri and Officer Jonathan Velasquez, I.D. 21318, were stopped in their patrol vehicle within the reverse gore of the Winton Avenue onramp to I-880 southbound. A driver drifted off the road from I-880 and struck the right rear of the patrol vehicle.

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CHP Family Mourns Officer Lucas Forrest Chellew
2017

The CHP family mourns the loss of Officer Lucas Forrest Chellew, I.D. 19402, who was killed in the line of duty on Feb. 22, 2017.  Officer Chellew, 31, was involved in a traffic collision while in pursuit of a motorist in South Sacramento. Officer Chellew suffered major injuries and was transported to University of California, Davis, Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

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Officer Nathan Taylor, I.D. 20154
2016

On Saturday, March 12, 2016, at approximately 1425 hours, Gold Run Area Officer Nathan Taylor, ID 20154, was providing traffic control at the scene of a collision on Interstate 80 westbound at Castle Peak Road. Officer Taylor was directing traffic from the #1 lane into the #2 lane of Interstate 80 westbound in heavy snow conditions. As he was directing traffic, a Nissan Pathfinder approached his location. The Nissan changed from the #2 lane to the #1 lane to pass the slowing traffic. The driver, for unknown reasons, lost control of the vehicle and struck Officer Taylor.