Officer Andrew Joseph Camilleri, Sr.

Officer Andrew Joseph Camilleri, Sr.

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Sunday, December 24, 2017

Andrew Joseph Camilleri, Sr.

Officer Andrew Camilleri was killed when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver on I-880, near Route 92, in Hayward.

He and his partner were parked on the shoulder the freeway when the vehicle struck the rear of their patrol car at a high rate of speed shortly before midnight. Officer Camilleri, who was in the passenger seat, suffered fatal injuries in the collision. His partner was treated and released from a local hospital.

The driver who struck them was also injured and faces numerous charges pending his release from the hospital.

Officer Camilleri had served with the California Highway Patrol for 16 months. He is survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, parents, brother, and sister.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 1 year, 4 months
  • Badge 21653

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender In custody

drunk driver

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Andrew was killed in the line of duty.

To the Camilleri family, fellow patrolmen , and all who call Andrew beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you, and I was honored to attend your funeral services..

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Andrew gave to his community and the citizens of California and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 24, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

August 2, 2018

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