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Jun 21, 2013 6:48 PM by Cameron Polom, KSBY News

Highway dedicated to fallen CHP officer

California Highway Patrol Officer Brett Oswald lost his life in 2010 when he was hit by a car while on duty.

Today, friends, colleagues and family members honored him by dedicating the offramp at Highways 101 and 46 in his name.

"We're here to pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of one of our fellow officers, Brett James Oswald," said CHP Officer Adrian Ayala.

On June 27th 2010, Oswald was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by an impaired driver.

He was a 20-year veteran with the CHP and the 220th CHP officer to lose his life in the line of duty.

"The men and women in uniform, at the end of their shift, they also have loved ones to go to," said Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian. "We, as drivers, need to do every effort to be sure that they do go back to their families."

"Whenever incidences like these occur, obviously, the entire community is affected and it always has a lasting effect on the minds of people that were involved and remember the incident," said Ayala.

The woman who hit Oswald, 23-year old Kaylee Ann Weisenberg, was found guilty of second degree murder and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

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