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California Highway Patrol honors officer who died in the line of duty

Posted at 10:34 AM, Apr 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-08 17:55:05-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Highway Patrol (CHP) held a bell toll tribute ceremony in memory of Sergeant Steve Licon who died in the line of duty Saturday, April 6 in Lake Elsinore. At the ceremony CHP employees and officers rang a memorial bell.

Sergeant Licon was conducting a traffic stop on Interstate 15 in Riverside County when he was struck by another vehicle on the right shoulder. Sergeant Licon was a 28-year-veteran with CHP.

The ceremony was held at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento.

Sergeant Licon was assigned to the Riverside Area CHP office since January 2013 and had previously worked in the Baldwin Park and Santa Ana CHP Areas. He is survived by his wife, Ann; daughter, Marissa; and step-daughter, Kelly.

The driver who hit Sergeant Licon is 36-year-old Michael Callahan. Callahan was booked into Riverside County Jail on felony murder charges after crashing into CHP Sgt. Steve Licon.