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Officer Kenyon Marc Youngstrom

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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Reflections for Officer Kenyon Marc Youngstrom

Officer Yongstrom,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 6, 2022

I’m Just so proud of your service to our beloved Blue & Gold. You will be with every single one of us for eternity. I know how much you loved doing the profession you chose. Thank you for your military service as well. May God bless you and your wonderful family. Rest knowing you did your best and your life was served helping your fellow man. From a Marine and brother CHPY. I’ll always remember you.

State Traffic Officer 7185.
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

September 5, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Youngstrom.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 11, 2021

Year 8. It seems like every year, the words are harder to find—the grief is sometimes deafening. I followed our dream, Uncle Ken...I graduate the police academy in November— it has been quite the journey. But you know that, you’ve been by my side through it all. Last week I had was so stressful. I remember you telling grandma EVOC was difficult for you. Thursday was test day and I really wasn’t sure if I’d pass. I was on the start line when my instructor told me to roll my window up, find a radio station, play it loud, and drive the car like it’s meant to be driven. So, I did. I shuffled through stations when Bryan Adams’ “Summer of 69,” started to play. One of your favorite artists, one of your favorite songs. I carry your challenge coin with me everywhere I go...Thursday you reminded me once again that although I held your hand for the very last time 8 years ago, you never left my side in spirit. I have worn your memorial pin to every single interview, ride-a-long, and appointment—you’ve always been with me...pinned to my heart.

10 years ago, we started this journey, and now I can almost see the finish line. It’s unreal. I’ve woken up several nights wondering if it’s all a beautiful dream. But it’s not, it’s really happening. All the heartache, disappointment, time and energy has been worth it. I am exactly where I am supposed to be. I went from trying to get in anywhere I possibly could, to finding a surrogate home—I love my agency. I am blessed beyond belief.

Kenyon, I’m doing it...just like you said I would, and just like I promised you the day you slipped away, and departed this world. We’re almost there. I’ve been chasing the same dream for so long that it seems unreal to me that I’ve almost caught it. I’m so close I can just about feel the burn from being pepper sprayed. Tell God I’m doing my best, I love you.

Recruit Youngstrom Storm Youngstrom

September 5, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 5, 2020

I miss you. I have no other words. The pain has been real these days. My life is changing for the better. I wish you were here to see it unfold. Dont worry though, I have some good friends watching out for me. Chad still keeps me in line and I reconnected with an old friend. Hes been the best influence I've had in my life in along time. Thanks for all you did for me, I deserved none of it.

A kid he helped

November 26, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 17, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

September 5, 2018

Rest well my brother. Thank you for your service.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 5, 2017

Your sacrifice and courage will never be forgotten, and may the Lord bless your family always. Rest in peace my brother.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City Police Department

September 5, 2016

Tremendous tribute by your colleagues being their for your son at his college graduation tonight.

Ofc. Patrick Hamblin
Glendale PD

May 7, 2016

RIP, brother. You will not be forgotten.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.

March 2, 2016

Rest in Peace, California Highway Patrol Officer Kenyan Youngstrom, we will recall your ultimate sacrifice on every anniversary of your final courageous dispatch ! God Bless You.


September 5, 2015

Rest in peace Officer Younstrom
I am a recruit from LASD Academy Class 403. I want to send my condolences to your family, friends, and to your brothers and sisters in the CHP. Thank you for your service.

Recruit Campos
Culver City Police Department

September 28, 2014

Officer Youngstrom,
I am a current student at Heald College in the Criminal Justice program. I would like to say thank you for your service and dedication to protect our community. Being there the day of your loss inspired me to follow in your footsteps in working in the California Highway Patrol. I would like to have the honor of dedicating my last quarter of my program to your memory.

Roman Duran
Heald College Modesto

August 7, 2014

I only worked with you a brief time but you just had one of those personalities that made people think you were their best friend. I still remember that morning and our brief exchange in the parking lot. Two hours later, you were shot. It was so hard to fathom that such a awesome Officer could be taken from us so fast. It truely was a pleasure to work with you. (you were one of the best).

Contra Costa CHP Clerical
California Highway Patrol

March 21, 2014

Every time I travel 680 I hit my flashers in the area of your shooting when I visit. Living in WA now the SP cars are white which is different but so often you cross my mind as the highway is the highway. Much love to your beautiful family as you are all in my thoughts often. Gone but Not Forgotten!

Cynthia A Tracy

September 9, 2013

Every time I travel 680 I hit my flashers in the area of your shooting when I visit. Living in WA now the SP cars are white which is different but so often you cross my mind as the highway is the highway. Much love to your beautiful family as you are all in my thoughts often. Gone but Not Forgotten!

Cynthia A Tracy

September 6, 2013

Gone but not forgotten, I can't believe it's been a year already.

Alameda county EMS

September 4, 2013

Always remembered & honored 4 his service & his ultimate sacrifice.

Mother, daughter, sister & granddau. of LEO's

September 2, 2013

As the first anniversary is approaching, I am holding your family and friends in my heart's embrace. By now the shock is wearing off somewhat and the awful reality is settling will be forever missed by those closest to you and by your fellow officers. The lives of many were forever altered on that fateful day. Rest In Peace.

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

August 21, 2013

May his soul forever rest in peace. My deepest condolences still goes to his four children, his mother, his five siblings and to his wife. God Bless each of you guys.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop "D"

June 2, 2013

The Palomar College Police Academy Recruits of Class 22 have dedicated their year of training to your honor and memory. Tomorrow we will hold our Officer Down Memorial Motorcycle Rally. We know you will be looking down on us as hundreds will ride in remembrance of your sacrifice and in celebration of your life. We will be humbled to meet members of your family and we pray you watch over us for a safe and memorable day. May God continue to bless and comfort your family in their unimaginable loss. We will keep working hard to help care for them down here and to honor your memory. Rest in Peace, Brother.

Detective J. Barnes
Palomar College Police Academy & Escondido PD

May 31, 2013

I am riding a bike in your honor and for your family in the 2013 Police Unity Tour (Chapter 4).

SPO Denise Randles
Herndon Police Department

May 8, 2013

I am riding as a motor escort officer in your honor for the 2013 Police Unity Tour. Rest in peace my brother in blue.

Lieutenant Craig Spencer
Long Branch, NJ Police Dept.

May 3, 2013

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