Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Rode my bike from Seaside for your Memorial Ride in Visalia today. It was a beautiful day with about 1000 motorcyclists come to pay their respects to you and your brother in service, Deputy Robert Paris, who also gave his life on duty.

As an active duty veteran, I value the time you served our nation's military. As a citizen, I cherish the safety and protection that you provided us within our nation, our home. I am sorry you died, but you died doing something to make us good, while others live a whole life and never amount to much.

I pray for your family, I hope they are doing well. I wish them peace, honor, and dignity.

LT Carter Johnston
United States Navy

April 7, 2013

God bless you and your family.

Officer J. Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

January 16, 2013

Thank you for your service and support in changing the world. You will be deeply missed but forever immortalized! Class 22, palomar police academy!

Recruit Yates, Rachel
Police academy, San Marcos

January 9, 2013

Officer Youngstrom,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for-not just as an LEO-but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 6, 2013

Rest in peace brother; thank you for serving our beautiful Country as well as your community. God bless your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Brother, you died bravely and with dignity while striving to keep your community safe. My prayers are with you and the family you left behind. Again, thank you for your service. We will continue the watch from here

Officer Luis Sarmiento
El Paso Police Department

January 6, 2013

As we start a new year(2013), your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace my Brother.

To my active duty Brothers and Sisters, PLEASE STAY SAFE!

Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

January 1, 2013

The Diplomatic Security Service was the lucky one, to be under your escort and protection up and down the 101 and 280 on all of those security details. We will always admire and respect the way you moved our motorcades throughout the Golden Gate Division and we always have your back. We'll make sure the Dalai Lama says a special prayer for you and your family when he's riding in his next CHP motorcade.

SSA Jeff Dubsick
Diplomatic Security Service - San Francisco Field Office

December 3, 2012

I have had the honor to polish all the brass names on the fountain with the exception of yours Officer Youngstrom. I will proudly do so and make sure it shines brightly the next time I'm back at the academy. I hope your name is the last to be added for a long, long time sir. You were a remarkable officer and will never be forgotten. Thank you for your years of outstanding service sir. May you rest in peace brother and God watch over your family. OORAH!


November 15, 2012

If Today Is to Be the Day…So Be It

By Brian Terry

If you seek to do battle with me this day, you will receive the best that I am capable of giving.

It may not be enough, but it will be everything that I have to give and it will be impressive for I have constantly prepared myself for this day.

I have trained, drilled and rehearsed my actions so that I might have the best chance of defeating you.

I have kept myself in peak physical condition, schooled myself in the martial skills and have become proficient in the applications of combat tactics.

You may defeat me, but I’m willing to die if necessary. I do not fear death for I have been close enough to it on enough occasions that it no longer concerns me.

But, I do fear the loss of my honor and would rather die fighting than to have it said that I was without courage.

So I will fight you, no matter how insurmountable it may seem, to the death if need be, in order that it may never be said of me that I was not a warrior.”

Officer Youngstrom you are loved by many and missed by all. You have paid the ultimate sacrifice and you will never be forgotten. God Speed Sir!

Officer Nicholas Scalise
R.U.S.D. Dept. of Public Safety, Rialto CA

November 13, 2012

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 7, 2012

Thank you Kenyon for your ultimate sacrifice on behalf of all of the citizens of California and this great nation. May God provide lasting comfort and peace to your family, friends, and co-workers from this day forward knowing you are now safely home in Heaven and resting in our Lord's arms.

Tom Fenner, Lt. (Retired)
Pleasanton Police Department

October 18, 2012

Rest In Peace Sir, you will not be forgotten by the Department

Explorer Matthew Moreno
California Highway Patrol

October 11, 2012

Rest in peace Officer Youngstrom. As the son of a CHP Sergeant I know the risks CHP Officers take everyday they step foot on the highway. You will never be forgotten sir.

Officer C. Garton
Los Angeles Police Department

October 11, 2012

You were a hero in the Army, a hero to your Department, your Community, & a hero to your family & friends. You will NEVER be forgotten......EVER!

Mother of a Sargeant
Colo Springs Police Department

October 11, 2012

Thank you for your dedication and service. We will all remember you for what you represented and what you gave.

Sgt. Sean Unsinger
California Highway Patrol, Redding Area

October 5, 2012

Just a short note to say that I spoke with an officer this past weekend that knew you...What a sad day for all of us Chippies...I may never have met you but I do know you....South LA CHP 1969 and 1970 during the Newhall incident....It just keeps happening over and over again...Rest in peace and may God be with you and your family...Sad Sad Sad....#7185 Semper Fidelis....

State Traffic Officer Mike Becze #7185
California Highway Patrol

October 1, 2012

I asked my Grammie to find you and give you a hug for me. Thanks for the great memories in FSU. You will be forever missed.

J. Brewer, Officer

September 30, 2012

Taken me a minute to write something....I have been to far too many of these. To my brothers and sisters in blue/tan, I am sorry for the loss of your fellow warrior, I have lost two close personal friends to similar situations and I know what it feels like. Stay strong and carry on Kenyons legacy as a skilled peace officer. I am all ears if anyone ever needs to vent.

My sincere and heartfelt sympathy to your family Kenyon. I know support is needed at times like this so if there is anything my family can do for yours please do not hesitate to ask.

To Kenyons eldest son (I am sorry but your name escapes me) and Tyler. What you said at the memorial was....I don't know how to describe it. It took strength and courage and I thank you for going up there and saying what you both said. Stay strong!

Police Officer Shane Nelson
San Leandro PD

September 26, 2012

To the family, and CHP officers of CCC. My heart goes out to you. This hits way to close to home for me, being the mother of a CCC CHP officer. This is my worst nightmare. Please always go home to your family at the end of the day. I never gave my son brothers, but I see that he has many of them with the CHP...
God Bless you all. Thank you Officer Kenyon Youngstrom for your service ...And to Tyler C. thank you for doing all you could to protect your brother in the CHP You too are a hero...

Brenda Simmons
mother of a CHP officer

September 21, 2012

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Kenyon Youngstrom and the California Highway Patrol during this time. Thank you, Officer Youngstrom, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

September 20, 2012

My heart breaks at the thought of what happen to Kenyon and the loss of a husband, father, son, brother and hero :( LRD comfort his love ones. May they think on those funny, adventures...moments spend with him.


September 19, 2012

Rest in peace, Brother.

Police Officer
Chicago Police Department

September 19, 2012

Dear Family and Loved Ones --
Although words cannot begin to ease the sorrow of you loss, please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of so many in the law enforcement community as well as citizens throughout the nation.

Don Orfield,Sgt.(Retired) & wife Imogene
Virginia State Police

September 17, 2012

Mr Youngstrom,
You are clear, and free to go End of Watch!!!! I log on this page almost daily, and my heart gets crushed almost every time. I have been an active LAPD Officer for 11 years, and yes we have many losses too, but every additional loss hurts. In addition, my cousin is a CHiP out of Riverside, and my uncle is a retired CHiP Sergeant out of the Antelope Valley Station, so your death rings close to my heart. I was at work when I heard of your passing. Our Chief send a message through our in-car computers, and immediatly, I felt compelled to write you. We know why we do what we do. Because it's the greatest god-damn feeling in the world! To help the weak, unable, and the innocent. We are like Super Heros, minus the capes! I pray that you are safe in the arms of heaven, and I pray for your familys' loss and well being.

Thank-You! You are truly a Hero, and thank you for your service to California, and Law Enforcement.

A. Diaz

Police Officer III
Los Angeles Police Department

September 16, 2012

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Kenyon was killed. May his loved ones continue to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To his family, you are in my heart's embrace today.

Kenyon's magnificant gift of life through organ donation not only saved numerous lives, but will be a source of comfort to his family.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinguished service Officer Youngstrom gave to his community and the citizens of California and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 6, 2012.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 15, 2012

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