Officer Christopher David Lydon

Officer Christopher David Lydon

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, June 5, 1998

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Christopher David Lydon

Officer Christopher Lydon was killed in a single car crash as he and his partner were responding to a call of a drunk driver. As they were responding the cruiser went over an embankment, crashed through two fences, rolled over, and struck a tree on the driver's side. Officer Lydon was killed instantly but his partner was able to free himself. Both airbags deployed and both officers were believed to be wearing seatbelts.

Officer Lydon had served with the agency for two years. He is survived by his parents.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 14752

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I still remember the day we met. You were so kind and thoughtful. Very attentive to meeting me. I often wonder what would have been if I had stayed there with you. I think of you often. My life took me in a different direction. But I have never had you out of my mind. When I learned of your tragic accident that day a friend called to tell me. My knees nickeled and I fell to think how could this possibly happen to such a sweet man. I wanted to attend your funeral but decided best to not. Chris you will forever hold a place within me and I pray you are watching over me. Thankyou for you❤️

Roxanne Hill

June 13, 2020

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