James D. Schultz - ID 7911

James D. Schultz

Line of Duty

CHP officer killed on side of road by sleepy driver

Friday, November 15, 1996

Officer James D. Schultz and his partner, Officer Robert Sapp, were investigating an abandoned vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 8 when a sleepy driver’s vehicle drifted toward the right shoulder, where the trailer he was towing struck Schultz. Officer Sapp immediately began emergency medical care on the 46-year-old patrolman and Schultz was quickly transported to the hospital, but he died just hours later. Officer Schultz was a 24-year CHP veteran.