Officer Justin Wayne McGrory

Officer Justin Wayne McGrory

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Sunday, June 27, 2010

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Justin Wayne McGrory

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 24th, 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.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years, 8 months
  • Badge 18606

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Acquitted

drunk driver, traffic stop

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I come to this website every once in a while to read about what people had to say about my dad and I never regret it. These messages that you all write give me the chance to know him better through your memories and I really appreciate it and so does my family, especially Kaci since she never got to meet him. I would do anything for her to have known him personally but all she has is everyone else’s experiences. Thank you all so much.


November 9, 2018

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