Elk Grove Police Mourns the Loss of Veteran Motor Officer

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Elk Grove Police Mourns the Loss of Veteran Motor Officer

Posted: 01/21/2022

Elk Grove Police Mourns the Loss of Veteran Motor Officer


ELK GROVE, CA – At 5:13 a.m. on January 21, 2022, the California Highway Patrol Sacramento dispatch center advised of a wrong-way driver traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of SR-99 near 47th Avenue. While responding, a 9-1-1 caller advised CHP Dispatch the wrong-way vehicle was involved in a crash with a police motorcycle officer near 12th Avenue. CHP Officers and members of the Sacramento Fire Department arrived on scene and performed life-saving measures before transporting Officer Ty Lenehan, from the Elk Grove Police Department, to the UC Davis Medical Center. Despite efforts from UC Davis medical staff, Officer Ty Lenehan succumbed to the injuries sustained as a result of the collision.

Officer Ty Lenehan took pride in serving his community, and his work ethic was recognized by all who worked alongside him. Prior to joining law enforcement, Officer Ty Lenehan was a member of the United States Air Force for five years. In 2012, he began his Law Enforcement Career as a Reserve Officer for the Citrus Heights Police Department. Officer Ty Lenehan then worked for two years with the Galt Police Department before he joined the Elk Grove Police Department in 2016. Officer Ty Lenehan worked as an Elk Grove Police officer for the last six years, and in 2020 he became a motor officer, which he was extremely excited to begin.

“This is an incredibly sad day for the Elk Grove Police Department and the Elk Grove community,” said Elk Grove Chief of Police, Timothy Albright. “We grieve for Ty’s family, our law enforcement family, and the Elk Grove community.”

Officer Lenehan’s service will never be forgotten. His positive attitude, infectious smile, and bright personality will forever be missed.

The California Highway Patrol South Sacramento Division is leading the investigation of this incident and released an update regarding the collision on social media earlier this afternoon. Review update.

Details regarding funeral services for Officer Lenehan are not available at this time.

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