Memorial Fund for Young Officer Killed in Crash

By Lindsay Hood and Monica Dean
|  Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011  |  Updated 11:54 AM PDT
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Young Officer Killed in Off-Duty Crash

NBC San Diego

Blakeley was killed on Aug. 24

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Young Officer Killed in Off-Duty Crash

Christopher Blakeley, 26, was killed Wednesday night in an off-duty motorcycle accident. He was a three-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department.
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A special fund has been established for the family of fallen San Diego police officer Christopher Blakeley who died in an off-duty motorcycle accident on Aug 24.

The fund will help his mother and brother cover Blakeley’s funeral expenses.

Blakeley, 28, was killed when his motorcycle collided with a truck at Hollister and Main Streets in San Ysidro.

Witnesses reported the motorcycle was going very fast when it hit the truck. The impact caused the bike to flip over according to Sgt. Ron Glass.

Blakeley, a three-year veteran of the department had been assigned to the Southeastern Division since November 2008 according to an SDPD news release.

Blakeley's supervisor, Lt. Debbie Farrar with SDPD's Southeastern Division, said the officer came from less than ideal situations and approached her about taking part in Shop with a Cop, the department's annual event where officers shop for gifts with underprivileged children.

"He said, 'You know Lt., I was one of those kids. I was one of those under privileged kids and I go to do the Shop with a Cop and it had a huge impact on my life,'" Farrar recalls.

She said the experience was one of the reasons Blakeley became a police officer.
Blakeley is survived by his mother, Christine Blakeley and brother, Derrick Blakeley.



Donations can be mailed to:
Pan Pac – Chris Blakeley Funeral Fund
8388 Vickers Street, San Diego CA 92111

Checks can be made payable to the San Diego Pan Pacific Law Enforcement Association. Please write Chris Blakeley Funeral Fund in the memo line.

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