EL CERRITO, Calif. (KRON) — A memorial service will be held for El Cerrito police officer Jerrick Bernstine on Saturday at El Cerrito High School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The service is not available to the public, but anyone can watch the live stream of the service here.
Bernstine died from a traffic collision on I-80 on Jan. 9 after a van lost control on the highway then the officer’s car crashed into the van.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
California Highway Patrol is still investigating the incident.
Bernstine, 26, joined the El Cerrito Police Department as a recruit in 2019 and later became an officer in February 2020.
Bernstine was passionate about giving back to his community and thought being a police officer was a way to do that, authorities said. He first worked as an in-home caregiver.