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Beaumont Man, Father of 3, Identified as Police Officer Killed in Corona Crash

"It's a sad day for the San Bernardino Police Department. It's a sad day for our family," police Chief Jarrod Burguan said. "Shaun was a well- respected officer. He was much beloved by his co-workers, and just a generally all-around good guy."

An off-duty police officer who died Thursday in a motorcycle crash on the Riverside (91) Freeway during which he was vaulted into oncoming traffic, has been identified as a Beaumont man, who leaves behind a wife and three children.

San Bernardino police Officer Shaun Jarvis, 30, was killed about 9 a.m. on the westbound 91, just east of Grand Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.

"It's a sad day for the San Bernardino Police Department. It's a sad day for our family," police Chief Jarrod Burguan said. "Shaun was a well- respected officer. He was much beloved by his co-workers, and just a generally all-around good guy."

The father of three, who lived in Beaumont, was traveling in the carpool lane when a motorist in an adjacent lane apparently swerved into his lane, causing him to lose control and plow into a guardrail, where he was ejected from his bike and flung over the center divider -- directly into eastbound traffic, according to Burguan.

Jarvis was struck by a car and died at the scene.

"Shaun grew up locally, and it was his life-long dream to be a police officer," the chief said. "This month was his eight-year anniversary with the department. He had come to us as a rookie police officer ... He spent his entire career with us."

Burguan said grief counselors were being made available to Jarvis's coworkers and staff were reaching out to his family.

The freeway was partially shut down for several hours while the CHP conducted an investigation.


– City News Service contributed to this report.



AlwaysPO'd May 01, 2014 at 11:44 PM
Bikes are dangerous, no question about it.
Austin Cullum May 02, 2014 at 03:07 AM
http://www.gofundme.com/8tw6j8
ATC May 02, 2014 at 09:52 AM
Life is indeed fragile. It's a gift, one that should be savored and enjoyed, lived to it's fullest, every single minute of every single day. None of us know when our time here will end; the only thing we are guaranteed is right here, right now, so grab hold of that and enjoy this moment. And tell those that you care about that you love them today, not tomorrow. God speed, Shaun.
KELLY D. DIVINE May 04, 2014 at 02:40 AM
RIP SHAUN JARVIS. I WILL SAY A HUGE PRAYER FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
Michael May 09, 2014 at 09:08 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Jarvis family. Our hearts hurt with just the thought of such a great loss.

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