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

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Wy Police Dept.

September 6, 2012

Rest in peace Brother Kenyon, you are a true Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (Retired)
Sand Springs OK PD

September 6, 2012

R I P Brother...(salute)

Retired NCSHP

September 6, 2012

Rest in peace Ofc. Youngstrom. Thank you for keeping our highways safe. You will be missed.

Scott Lee
Citizen of California

September 6, 2012

Rest In Peace Officer Youngstrom. Your job is complete down here, go watch over ALL Brother and Sisters in Blue. I have two friends( Ofc. Pat Sirois and LT David Cawthorn) they will meet you at the gate and show you around and take care of you. Gone but Never Forgotten!!!
Thoughts and Prayers to the Family, Friends and the CHP Family..

Sarah Clark
Former Law Enforcement Officer

September 6, 2012

Such a senseless tragedy. Thank you for your service, prayers to your loved ones.

Grateful citizen
Madison, WI

September 6, 2012

R.I.P. Brother.

Det. Randy Evans
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Son of Patrolman Robert Wayne Evans
E.O.W 10/14/1971

September 6, 2012

Rest in peace brother...

Traffic Officer
Goldsboro, NC Police Department

September 6, 2012

Of ficer Youngstrom, May you rest in peace with God and your other brothers who made the ultimate sacrifice.
To your family, please know your not alone. We, the family of survivors who also lost our officers will walk with path with you and be there to catch you if you stumble.
My thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Kim Weigand
Mom of Sgt. Michael C. Weigand
E.O.W. 9/14/2008

Kim Weigand
Mom of Fallen Officer

September 6, 2012

May the almighty Lord be with you and your family Officer Youngstrom. Thank you for your dedicated service sir.

Court Security Officer Richard Wishin

September 6, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer Youngstrom. Thank you for your dedicated service to your community & for our country. Your ultimate sacrifice and that of your family will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family, friends, CHP and many law enforcement brothers & sisters. Godspeed and God Bless, Hero.

Kathy B
Grateful Citizen

September 6, 2012

Rest in peace my brother for you are a true hero. May God wrap his arms around you family and fellow officers in this sad time. Thank you for your service in both the military and Highway Patrol.

Trooper Scott Wernecke #958
Washington State Patrol

September 6, 2012

So senseless. My prayers go out to his family, friends, and fellow officers.

Capt. John Canepari
Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary

September 6, 2012

Rest in peace Officer Youngstrom!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

September 6, 2012

Officer Youngstrom, thank you for your service, Sir.

May you rest in peace as you watch over the rest of us and keep us from harm.

Trooper Peter C. Hooker
Florida Highway Patrol Troop-K Orlando

September 6, 2012


Retired Detective

September 6, 2012

My heartfelt condolences to the family. R.I.P brother. Heroes Live Forever

Det. Mario Suarez
Essex County Prosecutor's Office

September 6, 2012

Rest in Eternal Peace Brother Kenyon, others will now carry on for you on patrol. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends and your brother/sister officers.

Barry E. Ashton Dep Chief (Ret.)
Rockland PD, MA

September 6, 2012

Officer Youngstrom - to paraphrase a statement made by Billy Graham, You Sir, Are alive and well in the presence of God.

To Your Family - Feel the love. Since the day of my son's death, I have fallen to my knees first thing every morning and prayed for every law enforcement officer and their family.

On my knees every morning - during that time I pray, “Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap his family in your loving arms. Surround them with loving, caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name, Amen"

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for 18 months. Feel those prayers. God is with you, feel His presence. He knows and will ease your pain.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

September 6, 2012

I am so sad that America has lost another one of it's Finest. Rest in peace my brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your department.

Detective Second Grade (Retired)
New York City Police Department

September 6, 2012

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the California Highway Patrol. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother.

Chief Steven Marshall
Washington, NH Police Dept.

September 6, 2012





September 6, 2012

I pray your friends and family, both Blood and Blue, are surrounded with the Peace that surpasses all understanding. Thank You For Your Service...A Job Well Done Sir!

"Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called the Sons of God." Matthew 5:9

Tanya Miller Blake
Wife of Burnet County Deputy #128 F. David Blake, EOW 10/03/09

September 6, 2012

Praying praying praying!!! Each time I hear of an officer being killed it breaks my heart. May God comfort each of the family members, your friends, and co-workers especially the officer that was with you and witnessed your death. May you always be remembered as the HERO that you are!

Shelly Ragsdale
Surviving Spouse of Officer Alan Ragsdale EOW 11-27-00

September 6, 2012

Rest peacefully now, Officer. Your work here is done.

God bless you and your family.

Katherine Shelton
Civilian CHP Supporter

September 6, 2012

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