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2 CHP Officers were killed Monday morning in Fresno County. While responding to a call of a collision on SR-99 near Kingsburg, Officer Juan Gonzalez, and Officer Brian Law, were involved in a collision which claimed both of their lives.
In a news release the CHP Stated; This is a very sad day for us at the CHP as we say goodbye to two valued members of our family. These were dedicated officers who gave their lives serving the people of California. They now join a distinguished group of heroes whose names are engraved upon the CHP Memorial Fountain and who will forever be remembered for their valiant sacrifice and service.
Reports said the Fresno CHP dispatch center received multiple calls about a collision in the northbound lanes of Highway 99 south of Sierra Avenue. The officers responded to the crash scene, which was in the southbound lanes. They took evasive action to avoid striking any of the other parties but struck a guard rail with their patrol cruiser. Both officers died at the scene.
Officer Juan Gonzalez, and Officer Brian Law, were classmates at the CHP Academy in 2008. Officer Gonzalez, age 33, went to work in the CHP San Jose Area before transferring to the Fresno Area. Officer Law, age 34, started his career in Oakland before transferring to the Fresno Area. The officers were working together as partners in the same car when the collision occurred. the investigation is ongoing.