Memorial Service Held For CHP Officer
Officer Scott Russell was killed as he tried to stop a high speed chase near Shingle Springs. Thousands turned out Monday for a Memorial Service in Roseville.
Monday, August 6, 2007
CHP Commissioner Mike Brown remembered receiving notice the day Officer Russell died.
Brown: Douglas Scott Russell ID 11619. End of Watch July 31, 2007.
Officer Russell’s flag-draped coffin sat at the foot of the altar in Roseville’s Adventure Christian Church. His wife Lynn and nearly three-thousand others remembered the 46 year old as a fun loving man who took pride in his job. Officer Tom Flahaven was Russell’s partner and close friend.
Flahaven: There are many moments that we had together that I will never forget. I will miss you every day and I promise to be strong for Lynn and to honor your memory. I love you and I will forever be thankful that you were in our lives.
Law enforcement officers came from as far away as New Jersey. Outside the church, State Trooper Miguel Campos said he made the trip from Texas to bring comfort to Russell’s family.
Campos: Gives them a little piece of mind of how many friends he had, even though many of us never knew him, but he’s one of our fellow officers.
Russell worked for the Highway Patrol for 22 years.