As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Officer Down: CHP Officer Paul Pino - [Lone Pine, California]
From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A California Highway Patrol officer was killed Tuesday when a driver crashed her sport utility vehicle into his parked patrol car, authorities said.
Officer Paul Pino, 49, died en route to the hospital.
Pino, a 23-year veteran, had stopped a truck shortly before 8:30 a.m. along U.S. 395. He was in his car writing a citation when Carley Crystal, 20, of San Diego veered onto the shoulder and struck his car, the CHP said.
Crystal was booked on suspicion of manslaughter and drunk driving.
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