Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of Temecula Firefighter


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Engineer/Paramedic Christopher Douglas:

“Anne and I were saddened to learn of the death of Engineer Christopher Douglas. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fellow state firefighters.”

Douglas, 41, of Temecula was fatally injured while responding to a traffic collision along Interstate 10 near the Thousand Palms area in Riverside County. He was an eight-year veteran of CAL FIRE.

Douglas is survived by his wife, Amy, who is pregnant, and their two-year-old son, Sammy. Christopher Douglas is also survived by his siblings, Martin Douglas of Colorado Springs and Heather Douglas of Denver; and his mother, Veronica Herrington of Newport Beach.

In honor of Engineer Christopher Douglas, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.