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CHP officer shot during traffic stop on I-680 dies from injuries

Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, 37, dies from injuries at John Muir Hospital hours after his attacker also dies

A California Highway Patrol officer shot during a traffic stop on I-680 near Alamo on Tuesday died last night in John Muir Hospital from the severe injuries he sustained.

Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, 37, was shot at about 8:30 a.m. after he and another CHP officer pulled over a Jeep Wrangler near the Livorna exit on southbound I-680.

The driver of that Jeep, identified as Christopher Boone Lacy, shot Youngstrom in the head after the officer approached the Jeep and briefly conversed with him.

The other CHP officer then opened fire on Lacy.

Youngstrom and Lacy were both taken to John Muir Medical Center where Lacy was pronounced dead later in the day. Youngstrom remained in critical condition until this evening, when he was pronounced dead at 6:05 p.m.

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Youngstrom's family rushed to be by his side on Tuesday, and fellow CHP officers kept a constant presence at the hospital.

A vigil for Youngstrom was scheduled at Oakbrook Elementary School in Fairfield tonight for residents of the community of Cordelia where Youngstrom lived with his wife and four children.

The California Highway Patrol has established a memorial fund to support Youngstrom's family.

The fund is available through Wells Fargo, and donations to the Officer Kenyon Youngstrom Memorial can be made at any Wells Fargo branch, Officer Elon Steers said.

The California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation, which provides financial assistance to the families of fallen officers, can provide further information on the memorial. Foundation representatives can be reached at (714) 529-1199 or at [email protected]

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CHP officer shot during traffic stop on I-680 dies from injuries

Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, 37, dies from injuries at John Muir Hospital hours after his attacker also dies

Uploaded: Wed, Sep 5, 2012, 10:31 pm
Updated: Thu, Sep 6, 2012, 7:44 am

A California Highway Patrol officer shot during a traffic stop on I-680 near Alamo on Tuesday died last night in John Muir Hospital from the severe injuries he sustained.

Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, 37, was shot at about 8:30 a.m. after he and another CHP officer pulled over a Jeep Wrangler near the Livorna exit on southbound I-680.

The driver of that Jeep, identified as Christopher Boone Lacy, shot Youngstrom in the head after the officer approached the Jeep and briefly conversed with him.

The other CHP officer then opened fire on Lacy.

Youngstrom and Lacy were both taken to John Muir Medical Center where Lacy was pronounced dead later in the day. Youngstrom remained in critical condition until this evening, when he was pronounced dead at 6:05 p.m.

Youngstrom's family rushed to be by his side on Tuesday, and fellow CHP officers kept a constant presence at the hospital.

A vigil for Youngstrom was scheduled at Oakbrook Elementary School in Fairfield tonight for residents of the community of Cordelia where Youngstrom lived with his wife and four children.

The California Highway Patrol has established a memorial fund to support Youngstrom's family.

The fund is available through Wells Fargo, and donations to the Officer Kenyon Youngstrom Memorial can be made at any Wells Fargo branch, Officer Elon Steers said.

The California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation, which provides financial assistance to the families of fallen officers, can provide further information on the memorial. Foundation representatives can be reached at (714) 529-1199 or at [email protected]

— Bay City News Service

Comments

West Side Observer
Oak Hill
on Sep 6, 2012 at 8:37 am
West Side Observer, Oak Hill
on Sep 6, 2012 at 8:37 am

So, so sorry to hear this.


So sad
Foxborough Estates
on Sep 6, 2012 at 9:18 am
So sad, Foxborough Estates
on Sep 6, 2012 at 9:18 am

A very sad day for our community. Our prayers go out to his family.


Maja
another community
on Sep 6, 2012 at 10:11 am
Maja, another community
on Sep 6, 2012 at 10:11 am

As the wife of a former Police Sergeant, my heart & prayers go out to the family of Officer Kenyon Youngstrom. It is a dangerous job and I am humbled by those that choose to put their life on the line for complete strangers. God Bless!


Trevor Tooze
Livermore
on Sep 6, 2012 at 12:14 pm
Trevor Tooze, Livermore
on Sep 6, 2012 at 12:14 pm

This is a tragedy, for the family and the community. The police put their lives on the line every day, and are criticized constantly. I hope the critics that repeatedly voice their opinions on these on line forums, feel pangs of remorse, and change their ideas about our police officers.


Mike
Highland Oaks
on Sep 6, 2012 at 3:37 pm
Mike, Highland Oaks
on Sep 6, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Trevor Tooze,

May I remind you that this is not the time for criticism. It is the time to mourn the loss of two of God's children and comfort those who loved them.

Mike


Cholo
Livermore
on Sep 6, 2012 at 8:49 pm
Cholo, Livermore
on Sep 6, 2012 at 8:49 pm

May He Rest In Peace.


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