CAHP Marks 50th Anniversary of Newhall Incident

CHP in the News

Today, we recognize the four young officers who lost their lives 50 years ago in what is now known as the Newhall Incident. The COVID-19 pandemic caused the scheduled memorial service to be cancelled, but the CAHP placed a wreath on the memorial at the Newhall office to honor the officers who made the ultimate sacrifice and whose deaths led to training that has undoubtedly saved many officers’ lives. Pictured left to right are District 4 Director Jake Johnson, Newhall Area Rep Donny Wilson and CAHP President Rick LaBeske.

“A a cadet, I learned about the four officers and the lessons learned from their tragic deaths while I was in the Academy,” said LaBeske. “The personal safety training we received at the Academy was a direct result of that. I owe them and their families a debt of gratitude as we face unknown dangers on the job, and I offer tribute to the officers as we honor their memory today.”