November 23, 2014
KINGSBURG, Calif. (AP) - Two California Highway Patrol officers who were killed while responding to a multi-vehicle crash have been identified.
Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that the officers are 34-year-old Brian Law, of Clovis, and 33-year-old Juan Gonzalez, of Fresno. They both have been with the CHP since 2008.
Brown urged all Californians to honor the officers for their courage, commitment and service.
The officers were killed while responding to a pre-dawn crash that had been reported on state Route 99 in Kingsburg, less than 25 miles south of Fresno.
One of the people involved in the crash was on the road, and the officers tried to swerve out of the way when they lost control of their vehicle. It slammed into a guardrail and overturned.
An investigation is ongoing. Funeral arrangements are pending.
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