Officer Brett James Oswald

Officer Brett James Oswald

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Sunday, June 27, 2010

Brett James Oswald

Officer Brett Oswald was killed when he was struck by a vehicle at the scene of an abandoned vehicle.

He responded to a report that a vehicle had hit a tree on South River Road in Paso Robles. After investigating, Officer Oswald determined that no accident had occurred and that the vehicle was abandoned. He called for a tow truck and was waiting next to his patrol car, when a passing vehicle crossed the double yellow lines and struck the patrol car. The force of the impact pushed the patrol car into him.

Officer Oswald was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The suspect was arrested and charged with felony vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and driving with a suspended license, and was found guilty of second degree murder and faces life in prison with the possibility of parole after 15 years.

Officer Oswald had served with the agency for 20 years and is survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 47
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 13164

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

October 6, 2018

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