Memorial at Save Mart Center for fallen CHP officers open to public

The Fresno BeeFebruary 20, 2014 

California Highway Patrol Officers Juan Gonzalez (left) and Brian Law were killed Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, when their Crown Victoria slammed into a guardrail and a freeway exit sign on Highway 99 near Kingsburg.


A memorial service for two California Highway Patrol officers killed early Monday morning in an accident near Kingsburg will be open to the public, CHP spokesman Axel Reyes confirmed Thursday.

The service for Juan Jaime Gonzalez, 33, and Brian Mitchio Law, 34, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Save Mart Center in northeast Fresno.

Later Monday, Officer Gonzalez will be buried at Tulare North Cemetery. In anticipation of a high volume of vehicles headed to the cemetery, some roads in the city of Tulare will be temporarily closed between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., the Tulare Police Department said.

The closures will be at the intersection of westbound Cartmill Avenue at M Street and J Street from Cartmill Avenue to Highway 99, police said.

On Thursday, the state Assembly adjourned in memory of Gonzalez and Law. Assembly Member Jim Patterson, R-Fresno, talked about the two officers, their friendship and their service to the community prior to the adjournment at the Capitol in Sacramento.

See a video of Assembly Member Jim Patterson, R-Fresno, asking the Assembly to adjourn in the memory of the two fallen CHP officers.

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