Thursday, September 6, 2012
The Shooting of CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom on Highway 680 in Walnut Creek
On September 4, 2012 CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom was shot through the neck after pulling over a man driving a Jeep Wrangler. The man in the Jeep was Christopher Boone Lacy, 38. He was driving on the shoulder of southbound Interstate 680 near Alamo around 8:20 a.m. When the second CHP Officer came on the scene he fired shots at the suspect killing him. Then the Officer attended to Officer Kenyon Youngstrom until emergency vehicles arrived. Officer Kenyon Youngstrom was taking to John Muir Medical Center. Officer Kenyon Youngstrom is in critical condition, on life support.
On September 5, 2012 Officer Kenyon Youngstrom was pronounced deceased at approximately 6:05 PM. Officer Kenyon Youngstrom was 37 years old. Officer Kenyon Youngstrom was a man who was called to serve his fellow man. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1994 to 2000, achieving the rank of Specialist. Officer Kenyon Youngstrom went into the CHP Academy on August 2005 and was assigned to the CHP's Contra Costa Area upon his graduation in February 2006. Officer Kenyon Youngstrom transferred to the CHP's Golden Gate Division headquarters on January 2009 and recently transferred back to the Contra Costa Area office on August 1, 2012.
In death Officer Kenyon Youngstrom continues to help and serve his fellow man. Officer Kenyon Youngstrom was an organ donor. I’m happy that Officer Kenyon Youngsrtom was an organ donor and sad that he had to die, being a person who received a kidney from a donor. Officer Kenyon Youngstrom is survived by his wife, Karen, two sons and two daughters, parents, Gaylord and Jill Youngstrom of Riverside, Calif., four brothers and a sister.
When Officers stop drivers who are breaking the law, they are putting their lives on the line. There are a lot of people who don’t like law enforcement Officers. Christopher Boone Lacy happened to be one of them. We at Streetwise Special Delivery Courier Service send our prayers out to Officer Kenyon Youngstrom’s, family and the department.