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Slain CHP Officer Honored in Napa

Updated: Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, killed in the line of duty last week, was a member of the Golden Gate CHP unit, which includes Napa.

Napa firefighters, police and California Highway Patrol officers honored the family of Monday afternoon as a procession including his family passed through the city enroute to a private service in St. Helena.

Local CHP Officer Garret Ray said he knew Youngstrom because he served with the Golden Gate CHP unit, which includes Napa.

 after being shot Tuesday during a routine traffic stop on Interstate 680 in Alamo. The driver who pulled the gun, Christopher Boone Lacy of Corning, was shot and killed by another CHP officer, who has not been identified. 

A memorial service in Vacaville is slated for 10 a.m. Thursday at The Mission Church, 6391 Leisure Town Road, with a reception to follow in The Mission gymnasium, according to the Vacaville Reporter.
 who lived in Fairfield.

Napa Patch thanks Lola Cornish-Nickens for her photograph of the American flag display set up by the Napa Fire Department on the Highway 29 overpass to honor Youngstrom and his family.

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Belle (Orchid Lady) September 10, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Rest in Peace Officer Youngstrom. Thank you for putting your life in danger every day, to keep people like us safe. My condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of this CHP officer.
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) September 10, 2012 at 11:43 PM
CORRECTION: Please note that I incorrectly said he was part of the Napa unit when in fact he was part of the Golden Gate unit, which _includes_ Napa. I apologize for this error and have updated the article.
Desiree September 11, 2012 at 02:38 AM
My child dropped off flowers and a card in a stuffed animal to golden gate aww lil sweety thank u officer youngstrom for ur hard work in our community in also rest in peace to all those who lost there in 9 ~11
V_Therese September 11, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Here is a lovely set of photos from a local photographer, published on his blog: http://www.damionhamilton.com/blog/2012/09/10/tribute-chp-officer-kenyon-youngstrom-funeral-motorcade-napa-ca/ Thank you, officer Youngstrom, and sincere sympathy everyone who knew and loved him.
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) September 11, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Update: CHP this morning confirmed the details given above for Officer Youngstrom's memorial service Thursday, adding "the family has asked for privacy."
Ash Leigh September 11, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Thank you for your service, Officer Youngstrom.
Tom Davidson September 11, 2012 at 06:08 PM
These things make me so sad. God Bless You, Officer Youngstrom, and Godspeed. SO Sad..... God Bless ALL of those who put themselves in harm's way for us.
Karla Abrica September 13, 2012 at 05:15 PM
RIP officer youngstrom❤ You well always be in our hearts,we well miss you! ❤

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