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

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Brian Mitchio Law

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Monday, February 17, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 18896

Cause: Automobile crash

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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 Jaime Gonzalez
California Highway Patrol, California
End of Watch: Monday, February 17, 2014
Cause: Automobile crash

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Hey Brian, haven’t been here to see you in over a year now. It’s not really that I haven’t thought about you for that long, because I have. I think about you everyday. I think about when you were born, I think about watching the movie Roots when Kunta Kinte (Toby) lifts his first baby up to the sky to show God his brand new baby girl. I remember thinking what a great idea he had. So on that evening after I’d gotten done with my swing shift at GTE Lenkurt in San Carlos in 1978 I had a beer to relax after work then I picked you up to take you outside to show you to God. I lifted you high up over my head and looked up and noticed it was a full moon. I wanted to thank him for his magnificent gift that I truly did not deserve. To be honest when you first got here what a pain in the ass you were. As soon as I walked into the door from work I could hear you waking up, what a light sleeper you were. I’d try to run in there to pick you up change your diaper get your bottle ready burp you then put you back to bed. But that was not going to work. At first you would cry then I thought I’d let you cry till you fell asleep but that was a big mistake. Because then you woke up your sister and now I had two kids to take care of. It took a little while but I learned that if I just changed your diaper, got your bottle ready, got my beer ready then we could both settle in to watch Johnny Carson or the late night movies and relax together. Once I caught you out of the corner of my eye lifting your bottle to drink at exactly the same time I would raise my beer can up to sip. I waited about a minute and tried it again and you did the same thing as you were watching me. That is a memory that I’ve carried a very long time. You taught me we could spend time together just hanging around. Now after your gone those are the memories that are lasting a lifetime. God how I miss you baby boy.

TSgt Dennis Law (retired)
Father
July 16, 2017

 

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