Tributes to late Elk Grove police officer Ty Lenehan pour in from law enforcement from across the region – CBS Sacramento


SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Tragedy struck Friday as an Elk Grove police officer was killed in a head-on crash by a wrong-way driver suspected of a DUI.

Tributes from law enforcement poured in all day Friday for Officer Tyler “Ty” Lenehan, who was a six-year force veteran.

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Elk Grove Police Chief Timothy Albright said Friday afternoon that Lenehan is a husband and father of two children. He was reportedly driving to work on his department’s motorcycle while in uniform when he was hit on Highway 99 in South Sacramento.

The driver of the vehicle involved — Jermaine J. Walton, 31, of Sacramento — was reportedly arrested as he “drove away from the [crash] scene,” police said. Walton was subsequently incarcerated in Sacramento County Main Jail for felony murder, causing an accident resulting in injury, driving the wrong way on the freeway, and driving under the influence and causing injury.

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Lenehan’s death has hit the local law enforcement community hard. Chief Albright said it was the first death of an officer in the line of duty.

See the social media posts honoring Lenehan below from agencies in the area:

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