Officer Brett OswaldJune 27, 2010 San Luis Obispo, CA
On Sunday, June 27, 2010, at approximately 0640 hours, California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Brett J. Oswald, I.D. #13164, responded to a report of a collision on South River Road at Spanish Camp Road, in San Luis Obispo County, California. Officer Oswald called for a tow truck and was waiting next to his patrol vehicle when a passing vehicle crossed over the double yellow lines and struck Officer Oswald causing major injuries. Officer Oswald was transported via ambulance to Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton, California, where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. Officer Oswald was a resident of Atascadero, California. Officer Oswald served as a CHP officer for 20 years. Officer Oswald is survived by his wife, Marlena; mother, Linda; father, Richard; and sisters, Trinda and Trisha.