SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Andre Moye:
“Jennifer and I extend our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and fellow officers grieving the tragic loss of Officer Moye, who will be remembered for his commitment to serving the Riverside County community and the people of California.”
On August 12, Officer Moye, 34, was conducting a traffic stop on Eucalyptus Avenue near Interstate 215 in Riverside when he was shot by the driver of the vehicle. Two other CHP officers responding to the scene were struck by gunfire during the shootout. All three officers were transported to Riverside County Regional Medical Center with injuries. Sadly, Officer Moye succumbed to his injuries.
Officer Moye served as a member of the CHP for nearly three years. He was assigned to the Riverside Area Office upon graduation from the CHP Academy on March 3, 2017. Officer Moye is survived by his wife, Sara, father, mother, stepfather, brothers and sisters.
In honor of Officer Moye, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.