At approximately 3:38 a.m. on June 27, 2010, Officer Justin McGrory and Officer Ryan Bostrom were on a traffic stop on northbound I-15, when a red 2009 Pontiac G6, driven by Rafael Garcia, 18, of Las Vegas veered onto the right shoulder, clipped the right rear of the patrol vehicle, then continued and struck Officer McGrory. Officer McGrory was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Apple Valley, where tragically, he succumbed to his injuries. Garcia has been charged with vehicular manslaughter, child endangerment, and transportation of marijuana.
Officer McGrory, age 28, began his career with the CHP in October 2007. He is survived by his wife Kelly and three children, with their fourth child expected within weeks. He is also survived by his father, retired CHP Lieutenant Robert McGrory, and mother, Jeana McGrory.
Funeral services for Officer Justin McGrory will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at 12:00 p.m.
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