What was originally planned as a day of celebration for the California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) 90 years of Safety, Service, and Security, will now be a day to mourn the sacrifice of yet another of California’s law enforcement officers. A bell toll tribute ceremony will be held in memory of CHP Officer Andre Moye Jr., who was killed in the line of duty on Monday, Aug. 12.
Since Aug. 14, 1929, there have been 231 law officers who lost their lives courageously serving the people of California.
Officer Moye, 34, was impounding a vehicle on Eucalyptus Avenue near Interstate 215 in Riverside when the driver retrieved a firearm from the vehicle and began to fire upon him. Officer Moye was transported to Riverside County Regional Medical Center, along with two other responding CHP officers who were also struck by gunfire during the attack. Officer Moye succumbed to his injuries.
He had been serving the community of Riverside since graduating from the CHP Academy in March 2017. He is survived by his wife, parents, sisters, and brothers.
CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley, CHP officers and employees will be in attendance and the ceremony was slated for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 at the CHP Academy, 3500 Reed Ave., West Sacramento.