Paul C. Jarske
Line of Duty
CHP Officer Drowned After Vehicle Submerged in Creek
Tuesday, February 24, 1981
Officer Paul C. Jarske was driving in snow-slush conditions when he lost control of his vehicle. Jarske’s patrol car skidded and left the highway, struck several obstructions then plunged into a creek, landing upside down. Officer Jarske was submerged in the water and drowned. The 47-year-old officer was a 17-year veteran of the Patrol.