Officer Kenyon Youngstrom’s Body Heading to Vacaville

Slain CHP officer makes last trip.

With escort vehicles wailing and onlookers shedding tears, the body of slain California Highway Patrolman Kenyon Youngstrom made a last trip down the highways the 37-year-old officer was sworn to protect.

Co-workers lined Benicia Road in in front of the CHP Golden Gate Division Headquarters on Benicia Road in Vallejo as a hearse carrying Youngstrom’s body made its way slowly to the freeway.

“He worked upstairs and we (the dispatchers) work downstairs so we saw him on a daily basis,” said dispatcher Amy Harris as she and other workers and officers awaited the motorcade.

Youngstrom was shot during a routine traffic stop last Tuesday in Alamo and died on Wednesday.

“He was a really nice, really good officer,” said Gina Walls, a dispatcher at the Golden Gate Division.  “He was a good family guy.”

A memorial service honoring Youngstrom is planned for Thursday in Vacaville.

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Michelle Kye September 11, 2012 at 06:27 PM
So heartbreaking!
Joe Feltcher September 11, 2012 at 07:48 PM
I was wondering what was fouling up all the traffic over there!
"The Black Panther of Poetry" September 11, 2012 at 09:54 PM
A TEAR WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH They were not supposed to die that day They were not supposed to leave us They were not supposed to die that way Leaving America and the world To grieve them They were part of who this country was They was what made it the "Home of the Brave"!!! And when they took them away that day They took a piece of our innocence and naivet`e They stayed to help the helpless who was vulnerable and hurt A symbol of their patriotism that still permeates Ground Zeros' Sacred Dirt But rest assured Every 9/11 I will always remember them As those who paid the ultimate price And when I stand to salute A Tear will roll down this mans' eye!!
Stephanie September 11, 2012 at 10:38 PM
I'm so glad to see this fallen hero being honored and mourned, he was a good man and more than deserves to be recognized and remembered.
margus September 12, 2012 at 05:27 PM
JD, I wish you really could keep ignorant people from posting their heartless comments on this site. It is infuriating. I guess the only alternative will be to stop reading.


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