Sergeant Steve Licon Killed by Suspected Drunken Driver

Line of Duty

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.

Sergeant Licon was a 28-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol and had earned the respect of his peers and the public alike. He was assigned to the Riverside Area CHP office in January 2013 and had previously worked in the Baldwin Park and Santa Ana CHP Areas. He is survived by his wife, Ann; daughter, Marissa; and step-daughter, Kelly. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sergeant Licon’s family as they grieve with us during this difficult time.

A bell toll tribute ceremony will be held in memory of Sgt. Licon at the CHP Academy on Monday, April 8, 2019, at 10 a.m.

A memorial fund has been set up through the CAHP Credit Union. Make donations online at, or mail to:

Sergeant Steve Licon Memorial Fund
PO Box 276507
Sacramento, CA 95827

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

April 16, 2019, 10 am
Harvest Christian Fellowship
6115 Arlington Ave.
Riverside CA 92504

Funeral Services are open to all. Family has requested a private graveside burial.