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Slain CHP Officer's Funeral Brings Hundreds to Vacaville

Our East Bay and North Bay Patches bring to you a play-by-play account of the funeral procession

Editor's note: Our sister Patches are keeping us up to date on the services for slain CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, who was killed on Sept. 4 during a traffic stop.

11:02 a.m.: Calhoun said that Kenyon was one of his favorites. A great guy who was always in a good mood.

10:58 a.m.: Retired CHP Captain Jim Calhoun addresses the audience. Tells them he met Kenyon in 2005 at the academy.

10:46 a.m.: Golden Gate Division Chief Theresa Becker is now addressing the crowd.

10:32 a.m.: The Mission Church in Vacaville is overflowed with mourners at this time. Pastor Foley is leading the invocation. CHP Sgt. Farrow, Contra Costa CHP reads scripture

"Somewhere Over the Rainbow," plays while mourners quietly weep. Solemn looks on the faces of mourners.

10:18 a.m. Bagpipes are playing.

10:16 a.m. The church is full. Seating is only available outside. Hearse is there along with mounted officers. Leisuure Town Road lined with police on both sides. Color guard is entering church with casket now.

9:58 a.m. Set for 10 a.m., many continue to arrive in Vacaville for the funeral of Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, a resident of Fairfield who was shot in the line of duty on Sept. 4, 2012, and subsequently died from his injuries. The funeral is open to the public, but the seating is limited.

9:29 a.m. Expect delays as offiers from all over the state, and as far away as Reno, Nevada, are arriving for the funeral of CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom. In addition, delays have been reported along Interstate 80 as the funeral procession makes its way to Vacaville.

Previously:

Police officers from as far east as Reno and south as Daly City, Milpitas, San Mateo and Santa Barbara are currently at The Mission Church on Leisure Town Road in Vacaville. 

The funeral is set to start a 10 a.m. but the procession pass through Fairfield and Vacaville earlier this morning. Stay tuned to Suisun City Patch for updates.

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