Saying Goodbye To Officer Tyler Lenehan
On February 1, 2022, a memorial service was held for Officer Tyler Lenehan. The memorial was held at Bayside Church in Roseville in the mid-morning. Officer Lenehan was killed nearly two weeks ago on his way to work by a drunk driver.
Before coming to work for the Elk Grove Police Department, Lenehan had a lengthy career. He served for the Air Force for five years. And then served in the Citrus Heights Police Department in 2012. Additionally, he served for the Galt Police Department for two years before working for the Elk Grove Police Department.
Officer Lenehan was on his way to work, driving on Highway 99 when a drunk driver struck him. The driver was driving on the wrong side of the highway. Unfortunately, Officer Lenehan succumbed to his wounds. He leaves behind his wife, who is an officer at the Sacramento Police Department, and their two children.
Over 240 police officers came to show their support for Officer Tyler Lenehan. Others came to support Officer Jessica Lenehan, his wife. Alas, bagpipes sang their mournful goodbyes. Police Chief Timothy Albright and others who knew Officer Lenehan offered their condolences and remarks about the officer’s career. One speaker recalled Lenehan’s “big heart, big smile,” while also commenting on how he would make breakfast for the family. Of course, Officer Lenehan was known for his humor and warmth but was also a man of faith. Indeed, many citizens and officers attended not just the memorial but the funeral procession as well.
The staff of Elk Grove Tribune offers our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Officer Tyler Lenehan. Thank you for your service, Officer Lenehan.
“I hear behind me the 21 gun salute followed by the Bugle Taps. I’m overcome with emotions again and begin to cry. The rumbling of the motorcycles leads the procession along with the bagpipes and drums. We said goodbye to Officer Ty Lenehan.
A great man who was loved by our city, his peers, community, family and friends is gone. We must never forget his love of humanity and keep his memory alive. I am forever a changed woman after attending his service. I will work harder everyday to honor his work and love for humanity. In the end, it is how we treat other and help each other that matters most. It’s ok to cry. It’s ok to be angry. It’s ok to try to make sense of this. It’s ok to feel everything.”Mayor of Elk Grove Bobbie Singh-Allen