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Officer Juan Jaime Gonzalez | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California


Juan Jaime Gonzalez

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Monday, February 17, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 18935

Cause: Automobile accident

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Officer Juan Gonzalez and Officer Brian Law 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 Gonzalez had served with the California Highway Patrol for six years.

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Officer Brian Mitchio Law
California Highway Patrol, California
End of Watch: Monday, February 17, 2014
Cause: Automobile accident

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I work in Fresno County as an EMT. From January to May 2014 I worked every Tuesday on one of the ambulances in Selma, CA. I remember hearing about two CHP officers that had lost their life on the 99 from one of the crew members I relieved. It hit me hard. I was very disturbed by the news.

I want you to know that despite the fact that I didn't know you or your partner -Officer Brian Law-, I have tremendous respect for you both. I respond to many calls on the 99, 41, 168, and 180 and I can always count on your brothers to be there -always professional and ready to help. I admire that.

I know they keep you in their memory. I can almost bet they are a reflection of who you were and what you believed in. I salute you Officer Juan Gonzalez. I salute you and there isn't a time where I don't acknowledge the freeway sign with you and your partner's name on it and say a little prayer.

I read somewhere online from one of your fellow officers that you were a very calm and professional man that never lost his temper no matter the stress. I also read online some time ago that you were very uplifting towards your fellow cadets during your academy training. You were a great man I am sure. It would have been a privilege to meet you and Officer Law.

I want you to know that I want to be a sworn officer of the law someday. I might possibly be one pretty soon if my medical and psych evaluation go well. If they do I will be a recruit heading into an academy. If I pass that I will be sworn in as a Sheriff Deputy with the Monterey County Sheriff's Office. Whether if I serve with this agency or another I will reach my goal. When I do I will honor you by following your example and being calm, professional and kind for the benefit of my LE family, and those I serve.

I wish I could say more, but I will break with God Bless you, your family and your CHP family.

O. Rubio Nunez, EMT
American Ambulance, Fresno CA
October 1, 2015


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