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Officer Brian Law | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

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Brian Law

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Monday, February 17, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 18896

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 2/17/2014

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Officer Brian Law and Officer Juan Gonzalez were killed in a single vehicle crash while responding to an accident call on Highway 99, near Bethel Avenue, in Kingsburg at approximately 6:00 am.

Both officers were riding in the same cruiser responding to the accident, which had been incorrectly reported in the northbound lanes of Highway 99. As they responded to the scene they came upon the accident in the southbound lanes with one of the victims in their travel lane. The patrol car swerved in an attempt to avoid striking the victim, struck the guardrail, and overturned.

They both suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

Officer Law had served with the California Highway Patrol for six years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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Officer Juan Gonzalez
California Highway Patrol, California
End of Watch: Monday, February 17, 2014
Cause: Automobile accident

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Hey there Baby Boy it's been a little while (5 mo's) since you left us, but I still think about you every day just like before when you were still alive. I think about the things we went through when you & I were growing up. I was trying to teach you how to grow up the right way and I guess in a way you were trying to teach me how to be a good father. I didn't really have a good example of how to be a good father so I tried to do the next best thing and that was to use it as an example of "how not to". I know sometimes it was a real struggle, sometimes it was so very difficult as a father to do the right thing. Sometimes I used to think it would just be a whole lot easier to overlook your minor little infractions of the rules, like considering 2115 as on time when the exact time was 2100. Or taking ownership of your faults instead of trying to shift the blame onto a convenient friend. Oh how easy it would have been to just look the other way and continue watching the tube or drinking my beer. Oh but what a good son you turned out to be. I never knew at the time what the rewards would be like for not looking the other way. You have always been a source of pride for me. I never tired of telling whoever would listen about who my son was and what you had achieved in your time on this earth. I have to tell you son that God did not reward me appropriately as a father. Truthfully son I deserved the crappiest son on the face of this earth. You know how people would say sometimes that you will have a son that was exactly the son that you were to your parents? Well Brian I was a terrible son. I got into trouble with the law on several occasions, I didn't get into trouble on the most serious things I could have gotten in trouble for. I was so disrespectful to my parents, I lied to them, I stole from them and so much more. God has blessed me with more than my fair share of good fortune. I am glad that so many times when we talked I made sure to tell you how proud I was of you and the decisions that you made in life. I sure do miss you everyday since you've been gone. I love you baby boy.

Dennis Law
Father
July 20, 2014

 

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