California Highway Patrol Officer Danny Benavides was killed
Friday, May 7, 2010, when his Cessna 206 patrol aircraft crashed
in a remote section of desert southwest of the Salton Sea in
CHP officer killed in collision while responding to high-speed
Early in the morning of Friday, June 11, 2010, Officer Tom
Coleman, I.D. 17338, sustained fatal injuries in a collision
while on his Departmental motorcycle. At approximately 6:28 a.m.,
Officer Coleman initiated a traffic stop on a silver Ford Focus
for a traffic violation in the city of Redlands. The Ford Focus
fled from Officer Coleman, committing numerous traffic violations
at a high rate of speed. Officer Colemen had his lights and siren
CHP Officer struck while conducting an enforcement stop
On June 9, 2010, California Highway Patrol Officer Philip Ortiz
was conducting an enforcement stop on the right shoulder of
northbound I-405 (San Diego Freeway) south of National Boulevard.
During the enforcement stop Officer Ortiz was struck from behind
by a vehicle being driven on the right shoulder of the freeway.
As a result of the collision, Officer Ortiz sustained major
Officer Oswald dies after being hit by out-of-control car
On Sunday at 5:54 p.m., June 27, 2010, Officer Brett Oswald, I.D.
13164, of Templeton Area, responded to an abandoned vehicle
partially blocking the southbound lane of South River Road. Upon
arriving at the scene, he started the removal process. Officer
Oswald, 47, positioned his vehicle just behind the vehicle in the
roadway on southbound River Rd., and waited for a tow truck.
Shortly thereafter,a Toyota Corolla driven by a 22-year-old woman
crossed over the double yellow lines and struck Officer Oswald
and the parked patrol vehicle at the driver’s door area.
Officer Oswald was thrown onto the hood of the Corolla. Oswald
was transported to Twin Cities Community Hospital for treatment
and succumbed to his injuries at 8:30 p.m. He is survived
by his wife.
On June 27, 2010, at approximately 3:38 AM, Officer Justin
McGrory, I.D. 18606, and Officer Ryan Bostrom, I.D. 18541, from
Barstow Area, were on a traffic stop on northbound I-15, when a
red 2009 Pontiac G6, driven by Rafael Garcia, 18, of Las Vegas,
Nev., veered onto the right shoulder, clipped the right rear of
the patrol vehicle, then continued and struck Officer McGrory.