TRACY, Calif. (KGO) -- CHP Officer Andrew Camilleri was sadly killed by an alleged drunk driver on Christmas Eve. Friends, family, and colleagues gathered to honor him the Saturday before New Year's Eve.
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A memorial service was held for Camilleri Dec. 30, 2017.
Camilleri died on Christmas Eve when a car hit the back of his patrol vehicle on the Interstate 880 in Hayward. At the time of the accident, Camilleri was in the car with his partner, who survived.
The suspect, identified as a 22-year-old Hayward man, faces several felony charges. Investigators say he was likely intoxicated at the time.
Camilleri's mother called her son an "eternal hero" in a Facebook tribute, adding that it was Camilleri's lifelong dream to protect Californians as a member of CHP. The officer is survived by his wife and three children.
The C.A.H.P Credit Union has established a memorial fund in honor of Officer Camilleri. All donations received will go directly to his family. The C.A.H.P Credit Union is covering all processing fees and administrative responsibilities.
Donations can be made on the C.A.H.P Credit Union website or directly mailed to:
Officer Andrew Camilleri Memorial Fund
PO Box 276507
Sacramento, CA 95827
Click here to donate to the CHP memorial fund for Officer Camilleri.
Memorial to commemorate fallen CHP officer to be held Saturday