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SACRAMENTO, Calif. December 25, 2017 – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Andrew J. Camilleri Sr.:
“Anne and I are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of Officer Camilleri, who died yesterday while working to keep our communities safe. We join his family, friends and the entire California Highway Patrol in mourning his death and in honoring his sacrifice.”
Officer Camilleri, 33, of Tracy, died Sunday night after his stopped patrol vehicle was struck by a suspected impaired driver on the Winton Avenue on-ramp to southbound Interstate 880 in Hayward.
Officer Camilleri graduated from the CHP Academy in March 2017 and was assigned to the Hayward Area Office.
Officer Camilleri is survived by his wife, Rosanna; a daughter and two sons, ages 12, 6 and 2; and his parents, brother and sister.
In honor of Officer Camilleri, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.