Officer Brian Mitchio Law

Officer Brian Mitchio Law

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Monday, February 17, 2014

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Brian Mitchio Law

Officer Brian Law and Officer Juan Gonzalez 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 Law had served with the California Highway Patrol for six years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 18896

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Hey there baby boy it's been over 2 years now since I left anything for you here. It's not like I've forgotten about you though I think about you every day. I do have some news for you that you may like. Brandon is turning 18 this year and graduating high school on the 27th. I am planning to go to his graduation. I'm looking forward to it. I'm hoping that he will take advantage of the free university education that you have provided for him but I don't really know. We don't really talk much. In that way it mirrors the relationship I had with my dad. But if there is one thing that I've learned it's that life is long (sometimes) and things change when you least expect it so I am hopeful that situation gets better. On the other hand summer is almost here and Sammi has expressed an interest in coming over for a week or 2 to visit. In fact she actually hand wrote a letter to us and I was incredibly happy to see it when I opened the mail box and saw it. You know that letter made the highlight reel for the year. I'm very hopeful this continues through out the rest of my lifetime. I'm certain you know that our family tree on my side of the family looks like that Christmas tree from Charlie Brown's Christmas. Very few branches and hardly any roots at all so any visits from her would be very welcome. She plays basketball in a school league and so we took a road trip last winter to go and watch her play she has progressed since the last time we watched her play soccer. At that time she was very tentative, not very aggressive at all but this time she had a much better attitude she really got in there and mixed it up.. Also you'll be glad to hear they actually kept score at her game. She is actually turning out to be a well rounded little girl at least from our point of view. I wonder what her mom would say. You know she may have a different perspective. Well baby boy I gotta go. I know I've said this before I love you baby boy.

Dennis Law TSgt
USAF (retired)

May 12, 2022

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