RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The California Highway Patrol has canceled a planned celebration of the agency's 90th birthday as it mourns an officer killed this week in a shootout following a traffic stop.
Bells were rung Wednesday at the highway patrol's headquarters in Sacramento to honor Officer Andre Moye, Jr.
The 34-year-old officer was shot and killed Monday by a motorist whose car he was impounding in the city of Riverside, near Los Angeles. The gunman was also killed and two responding officers were wounded. Investigators haven't identified a motive for the shooting.
Moye graduated from the highway patrol's academy in March 2017 and had most recently been a motorcycle officer.
His family says working for the highway patrol was Moye's dream job.
The CHP was founded August 14, 1929.