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 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.
On 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.
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
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.
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.