Officer Justin Wayne McGrory

Officer Justin Wayne McGrory

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Sunday, June 27, 2010

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Justin Wayne McGrory

Officer Justin McGrory was struck and killed by a drunk driver while conducting a field sobriety test on I-15 in Barstow at 3:38 am.

He and his partner had stopped a suspected drunk driver and were administering the tests when he was struck. His partner was not injured. The drunk driver who struck him stopped a short distance away. He was arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of marijuana.

In September 2012 the driver pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and was sentenced to five years in prison.

Officer McGrory had served with the California Highway Patrol for almost three years. He is survived by his expectant wife and three small children. His fourth child, a daughter, was born on July 20, 2010.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years, 8 months
  • Badge 18606

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 5 years

drunk driver, traffic stop

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On June 27, 2010, CHP Officer Justin Wayne McGrory was killed by an act of careless irresponsibility that not only took Justin’s life but caused a lifetime of pain for those who loved him. Although we never met, I have come to know this remarkable young officer through his family and friends. Justin’s Mom and Dad, who met and forgave the man who killed their son, have been role models and an inspiration for me, as has his lovely young widow, left to raise their four children alone. Justin’s last child was born a month after his death. Please keep Justin, his family and the thousands of families who’s loved ones gave their lives in the line of duty, in your thoughts and prayers.
God bless you and your family, Justin, and thank you for your service and sacrifice
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted."
Matthew 5.4

Paul Philipps

June 27, 2019

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