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Officer Justin Wayne McGrory | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

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Justin Wayne McGrory

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Sunday, June 27, 2010

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 2 years, 8 months

Badge # 18606

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 6/27/2010

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Suspect: Acquitted

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Officer Justin McGrory was struck and killed by a drunk driver while conducting a field sobriety test on I-15 in Barstow at 3:38 am.

He and his partner had stopped a suspected drunk driver and were administering the tests when he was struck. His partner was not injured. The drunk driver who struck him stopped a short distance away. He was arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of marijuana.

On June 24, 2012, the suspect was acquitted after his trial resulted in a hung jury.

Officer McGrory had served with the California Highway Patrol for almost three years. He is survived by his expectant wife and three small children. His fourth child, a daughter, was born on July 20, 2010.

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Yesterday I heard your father testify before the Senate Public Safety Committee and his testimony was very powerful. I am sure you were proud of his efforts to make California and our justice system better.

Remembering you and your family today and holding them in my heart's embrace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
May 1, 2013

 

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