September 6, 2012

Kenyon Youngstrom - Law Enforcement - California

Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, age 37, of Cordelia, California, died on September 5, 2012, of wounds sustained on September 4, 2012, in Alamo, California. 

Kenyon was a member of the California Highway Patrol. He had 7 years of service.

At about 8:30 a.m. on September 4, a fellow officer radioed Kenyon to pull over an oncoming vehicle for an obstructed license plate. Kenyon signaled for the driver of the vehicle to pull in behind his parked patrol car.

After the vehicle stopped, Officer Youngstrom began speaking with the driver as the other officer parked behind them. Officer Youngstrom was still speaking with the subject when the man suddenly pulled a handgun and shot Kenyon in the head through the window. The other officer immediately returned fire, killing the subject.

Michael, Archangel, Patron
Saint of the Police, pray
for Kenyon
Officer Youngstrom was transported to John Muir Medical Center where he went on life support but succumbed to his wounds.

He had also served as a unit supply specialist in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1994 to 2002.  He graduated from the Highway Patrol Academy in 2005 and was assigned to the Martinez office. 

Highway Patrol officials describe Kenyon as a respected officer, a kind person, a giving person, a family man, who had a great sense of humor.

Friends describe him as a family man who was a pillar of the community.  He is also described as a man of faith.

Kenyon is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his mother; 5 siblings; his wife and their 4 children. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty. 

Let us pray that Kenyon Youngstrom is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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