Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the deaths of California Highway Patrol Officers Brian Law and Juan Gonzalez:
"Anne and I extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to the families, friends and colleagues of Officers Law and Gonzalez as they mourn the tragic loss of these dedicated public servants. We join all Californians in honoring these officers for their courage, commitment and service."
Law, 34, of Clovis, and Gonzalez, 33, of Fresno, were killed in a collision while responding to a crash on Highway 99 in Kingsburg this morning.
Officers Law and Gonzalez were assigned to CHP's Fresno Area Office. Following their graduation from the Academy in April 2008, Officer Gonzalez was assigned to the CHP's San Jose Area Office before transferring to the Fresno Area Office in May 2010. Officer Law was assigned to the CHP's Oakland Area Office before transferring to the Fresno Area Office in January 2013.
Officer Law is survived by his wife, Rebecca, and three children, Brandon, Lauren and Samantha. Officer Gonzalez is survived by his mother, Maria, and sister, Sandra.
In honor of Officers Law and Gonzalez, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.