Kenyon Youngstrom, 37, the California Highway Patrol officer shot after a traffic stop Tuesday on Interstate 680, has died.
Youngstrom, a seven-year CHP veteran, was pronounced dead at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday, according to Ben Drew, a spokesman for John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.
Youngstrom had been on life support since Tuesday, according to the Contra Costa Times.
A vigil for Youngstrom was scheduled at Oakbrook Elementary School in Fairfield on Tuesday evening for residents of the community of Cordelia where Youngstrom lived with his wife and four children.
Update on donations:
The California Highway Patrol has established a memorial fund to support Youngstrom's family. A memorial fund has been set up through Wells Fargo, and donations to the Officer Kenyon Youngstrom Memorial can be made at any Wells Fargo branch, CHP Officer Elon Steers said.
Anyone wishing to contribute can do so at any Mechanics Bank branch office, via mail or through a wire transfer. For a list of branches, go to mechanicsbank.com. Offices will open early or stay late to accept deposits. To request after-hours arrangements, all the Mechanics Bank Call Center at 800-797-MECH (6324). For donations by mail, send checks payable to "For Benefit of Officer Kenyon Youngstrom" to Mechanics Bank, 1350 North Main St., Walnut Creek, CA 94596. For wire transfers: Mechanics Bank, Routing Number 121102036, For Officer Kenyon Youngstrom.
The California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation, which provides
financial assistance to the families of fallen officers, can provide further
information on the memorial. Foundation representatives can be reached at
(714) 529-1199 or at email@example.com.
Bay City News contributed to this report.