SACRAMENTO, Calif. September 5, 2012 - California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Joe Farrow today issued the following statement on the death of CHP Officer Kenyon M.Youngstrom:
"I learned just a few moments ago, that despite his courageous efforts to survive, Officer Youngstrom succumbed to the injuries he sustained after being shot during a traffic stop on Tuesday morning in Walnut Creek. This is a very sad day for the CHP as well as all Californians. Officer Youngstrom was a valued member of the CHP family, a dedicated officer and soldier who gave his life serving the people of California. He now joins a distinguished group of heroes whose names are engraved upon the CHP Memorial Fountain and who will forever be remembered for their valiant sacrifice and service.
"On behalf of the men and women of the California Highway Patrol, I wish to thank all of those who have kept Officer Youngstrom, his family and friends in their thoughts and prayers. We will be forever grateful for the continued support of the public, the public safety agencies and Good Samaritans that rendered their assistance to our officer at the scene, and the community and medical personnel following Tuesday's tragic events. That support gives all of us strength during these moments of grief and mourning."
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