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Officer Sean Alexander Nava | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

Officer

Sean Alexander Nava

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Saturday, October 28, 2000

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 12890

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 10/28/2000

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Suspect: Apprehended

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Officer Sean Nava was killed after he was struck by a drunk driver while assisting at a previous accident on I-5 in the San Diego area.

Officer Nava was standing in the median approximately six feet from the travel lanes when the incident occurred. He was flown to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

After the collision, the suspect fled the scene, but was later arrested and charged with DUI, hit and run, and manslaughter. A passenger in the vehicle stated that the suspect was aware that he hit something on the freeway before he fled the scene.
In 1999, Officer Nava had been awarded the Spirit of Courage Award for his attempts to save a man from a burning vehicle.

Officer Nava had been employed with the California Highway Patrol for 12 years, and is survived by his wife and two children, ages 4 and 7.

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There isn't a day that goes by that you're not in my thoughts. You and Melanie were my best friends in the academy. I can't believe that it has been almost 14 years ago that we lost you. What a tragedy. Drunk drivers are scum.

RIP my friend.

Rebecca Stanton
CTC-3 1989 , CHP
July 6, 2014

 

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