A semi-formal fundraiser dinner is set for Friday night in San Ramon to support the family of slain California Highway Patrol Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, who died after an on-duty shooting on Interstate Highway 680 in September.
All proceeds from the dinner Friday night at the Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center in San Ramon at 6:30 p.m., organized by the Contra Costa County Peace Officers' Alliance, will go to Youngstrom's family.
Youngstrom, 37, was shot in the head on Sept. 4 by 36-year-old Christopher Boone Lacy, the driver of a Jeep Wrangler Youngstrom had stopped on Interstate Highway 680 near Alamo for an obstructed license plate.
Youngstrom's CHP beat partner, Officer Tyler Carlton, then shot Lacy multiple times, killing him.
Youngstrom was pronounced dead the next day at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.
He is survived his wife Karen, his two sons and two daughters, his parents Jill and Guy Youngstom, four brothers and a sister.
Karen Youngstrom will attend Friday's dinner, organizer Carolyn Wilson said.
"We want her to see the support from the community," Wilson said. Close friends of the family are expected to attend as well, she said.
The banquet center is hosting the event at no cost to the nonprofit CCCPOA and providing food, beverages, service staff, a photo booth, and dancing for ticket-holding attendees.
Wilson encouraged Bay Area residents to dress up and make it a
The peace officers' group has held previous fundraisers for the young officer's family since the shooting, including a partnership with Rocco's Ristorante Pizzeria in Walnut Creek where 25 percent of sales on Thursday nights in October went to the family.
To purchase a ticket for Friday's dinner visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/288911.
Additionally, no one will be turned away at the door at the night of the event, Wilson said.
Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center is located at 9430 Fircrest Lane in San Ramon.