Justin McGrory - ID 18606

Justin McGrory

Line of Duty

Officer McGrory killed during enforcement stop

On June 27, 2010, at approximately 3:38 AM, Officer Justin McGrory, I.D. 18606, and Officer Ryan Bostrom, I.D. 18541, from Barstow Area, were on a traffic stop on northbound I-15, when a red 2009 Pontiac G6, driven by Rafael Garcia, 18, of Las Vegas, Nev., veered onto the right shoulder, clipped the right rear of the patrol vehicle, then continued and struck Officer McGrory.

Officer McGrory suffered major injuries as a result of this collision and was taken by air ambulance to St. Mary’s Hospital in Apple Valley, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officer McGrory was 28 years old. He began his career with the CHP in October 2007 and was assigned to the Barstow Area Office. He is survived by his wife, a 7 year old daughter, a 4 year old son and a one year old son, and his wife is pregnant with a fourth child.

Rafael Garcia was arrested for vehicular manslaughter at the scene. This collision is still under investigation by Inland Division MAIT.