CHP Officer Killed In The Line Of Duty
On November 19, 2003, CHP Officer Dean Beattie (ID #9490) was involved in a fatal collision in San Diego, California.
CHP Officer Dean Beattie (ID #9490)
Dean was a friend, a great officer and a good man.
Officer Larry Landeros put together this montage.
SERVICES: 11:00AM - MONDAY, NOV. 24, 2003
10752 COASTWOOD ROAD
SAN DIEGO, CA 92128
Thomas Guide Map Page: 1169 G-3
(Rancho Bernardo Area)
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, the family requests that donations be made to -
OFFICER DEAN BEATTIE FAMILY MEMORIAL FUND
C/O: CALVARY CHAPEL - RAMONA
ATTENTION: GUY WILLEFORD
114 FOURTEENTH ST., SUITE D
RAMONA, CA 92065
NEWS FROM THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL
SAN DIEGO OFFICE
4902 Pacific Highway, San Diego CA 92110
Contact: Officer Mark Gregg
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2003
CHP MOTOR OFFICER DIES IN SR-163 COLLISION
A 46 year old CHP motorcycle officer was killed this afternoon after striking the rear of a slow moving recycling dump truck on SR-163 northbound, south of Genesse Avenue. Officer Dean Beattie, who has served in the CHP for 24 years, was declared dead at Sharp Memorial Hospital despite the efforts of emergency crews and officers at the scene in performing CPR. The collision forced the closure of SR-163 for approximately five hours. Officer Beattie is survived by his wife and their six children. Service are still pending.
At about 12:55 this afternoon, Officer Dean Beattie was riding his departmental BMW motorcycle in the #5 lane of northbound SR-163, south of Genesse Avenue. According to witnesses, Officer Beattie suddenly accelerated ahead and activated the motorcycle’s rear enforcement lights. Seconds later, for unknown reasons at this time, his motorcycle struck the right rear portion of a slow moving recycling dump truck traveling ahead of the officer in the # 5 lane. Based on the statements of some witnesses, it appeared Officer Beattie may not have seen the slower moving truck ahead of him as he accelerated away. The impact ejected Beattie from his motorcycle, causing major injuries. CHP Officers and emergency crews arriving moments later performed CPR on the officer as he lay in the #5 lane. Officer Beattie was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:37 PM.
No other vehicles were involved in the collision, which forced the closure of SR-163 northbound between I-8 and Genesse Avenue for approximately six hours. The collision is still under investigation.
Officer Beattie, a resident of the Ramona area, had been with the CHP for exactly 24 years, entering the CHP Academy in Sacramento on November 19, 1979. After graduation, he began his career in the San Diego office before transferring to El Cajon in 1984. Officer Beattie also worked in the Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa offices during the course of his career before coming back to the El Cajon area in 1988, where he served for nearly 12 years. He transferred back into the San Diego office in August, 2000.
Officer Beattie also served on the CHP’s “Protective Services Detail” (PSD), tasked with providing escorts and security for dignitaries and heads of state. He had been awarded numerous commendations for his attention to detail and professionalism while serving on PSD. Most recently, Officer Beattie was involved in the CHP’s escort of President Bush during his recent visit with victims of the Cedar Fire. Services for Officer Beattie are still pending.
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