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Dan Benavides
2010

Dan Benavides - ID 15193

CHP Flight Officer Dies in Plane Crash

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 Imperial County.

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Tom Coleman
2010

Tom Coleman - ID 17338

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 activated.

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Philip Ortiz
2010

Philip Ortiz - ID 10428

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 injuries.

He succumbed to his injuries on June 22, 2010.

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Brett Oswald
2010

Brett Oswald - ID 13164

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.

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Justin McGrory
2010

Justin McGrory - ID 18606

Officer McGrory killed during enforcement stop

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.