January 2023 Mission Moment
Officer Tyler Lenehan
Elk Grove Police Department, California
On January 21, 2022, Officer Ty Lenehan, 44, was killed when his police motorcycle was struck head-on by a drunk driver on State Highway 99, near 12th Avenue, in Sacramento, California.
The drunk driver was traveling in the wrong direction on the divided highway at about 5:15 am when he struck Officer Lenehan. The man was arrested by members of the California Highway Patrol as he attempted to walk away from the scene. The subject, who had at least one prior DUI arrest, was charged with felony DUI.
Officer Lenehan was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Elk Grove Police Department for six years. He had previously served with the Citrus Heights Police Department for four years and the Galt Police Department for two years. Officer Lenehan is survived by his wife, who is an officer with the Sacramento Police Department, and two children.
The Elk Grove Police Department is honoring Officer Ty Lenehan during the month of January by wearing a special patch in his remembrance. See their Facebook post below and view the video at https://fb.watch/hQ2NcLDZGt/.
Receiving the phone call you never want to receive, living this, making this; we ask, was the drive worth it?
We have paired up with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) MADD California and created a special patch in honor of Officer Ty Lenehan #281. For the month of January our Officers will be able to wear these patches in remembrance.
Until we meet again Ty 💙