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 on Highway 67 in Lakeside around 12:30 am.

As they were attempting to intercept the drunk driver, 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 were deployed, and both officers were believed to be wearing seatbelts.

Officer Lydon was a United States Marine Corps Operation Desert Storm veteran and had served with the California Highway Patrol for two years. He is survived by his parents.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 14752
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response, single vehicle crash, DUI

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Officer Lydon,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 5, 2023

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