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CHP in the News Kasia Gregorczyk-fox5sandiego.com

Photos capture heartwarming moment between young girl, CHP officers

 Photos capturing a heartwarming interaction between a young girl and California Highway Patrol officers in San Diego have been shared hundreds of times on social media.

CHP in the News porac.org

Fund A Hero: Line of Duty Death – Damon Gutzwiller – EOW 6/6/2020

Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller served the community of Santa Cruz County since 2006 when he was hired by the Santa Cruz Sheriffs Office. During that time he served as a patrol deputy and detective. When he was promoted to Sergeant he performed as the leader that this community needed and deserved.

CHP in the News Courtney Teague-Patch

‘Geese Keep Playing Chicken On The Freeway,’ CHP Dublin Says

Apparently emboldened by Alameda County’s stay-at-home order, geese are bravely staking out claims on East Bay freeways.

CHP in the News Artie Ojeda-NBC San Diego

CHP Hero: Young Cadet Helps Revive Unconscious Motorist

Since March 20 the CHP academy in Sacramento has been temporarily closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. But for the last seven weeks, 177 cadets currently attending the academy have been assigned to local CHP offices,  mostly doing administrative work.

CHP in the News losangeles.cbslocal.com

‘It’s A Volatile Situation’: CHP Officer Who Brought Child To Safety Following Pursuit Talks About Tense Moments

When California Highway Patrol Officer Jonathan Lee and his fellow officers joined in a Tuesday night pursuit of a spousal abuse suspect who had also reportedly assaulted responding deputies in East Los Angeles, they had no idea there was a baby inside the silver Prius.

CHP in the News Stephen Hawkins-FOX26

CHP Merced’s K-9 has a nose for money

On Monday, officers from the CHP Merced Office made a traffic stop for a moving violation, which led to so much more.

CHP in the News Sacramento CBS Local

Off-Duty CHP Officer Helps Rescue Hiker Trapped In Angel Falls Whirlpool

 A quick-thinking off-duty officer helped save a 24-year-old hiker who was trapped in a whirlpool on Saturday.

CHP in the News Kym Kemp-

CHP Officer Gets Kudos for Changing Flat for woman on a remote stretch of 101

Simple acts of good will-picking up someone’s dropped keys, bringing cookies to a neighbor–they aren’t earthshaking but they reassure our bruised hearts that the world can also be tender and kind. In dark times, we all need a drop of that honey to stir into the bitter cup that sometimes we have to face.

CHP in the News Tori James-mymotherlode.com

CHP’s Highway Cattle Run Video Captures Local Attention

Call it having the advantage of a COVID-captive audience or the cool capturing of an intriguing activity most folks don’t usually see nowadays: a cattle run across a local highway.

CHP in the News

50 years later, slain CHP officers remembered for inspiring a safety revolution

It was April 6, 1970 when four California Highway Patrol officers from the Newhall station were gunned down by two career criminals. The rampage marked a new era for spree killings and sparked a revolution in safety reforms for officers.

CHP in the News

CAHP Marks 50th Anniversary of Newhall Incident

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.

CHP in the News Elissa Chudwin-The Press Democrat

CHP officer stops traffic to save turkey running on Highway 101 in Santa Rosa

A CHP officer briefly stopped traffic on Tuesday morning to direct a wild turkey wandering on Highway 101 in Santa Rosa, according to a CHP-Santa Rosa Facebook post.

CHP in the News KCRA3

CHP officers rescue bear cub from I-80 in Placer County

Two California Highway Patrol officers were able to catch and swaddle a bear cub that was running around by itself on Interstate 80 in Placer County.

CHP in the News Don Sweeney-The Sacramento Bee

Woman falls 80 feet into Soberanes Canyon in Big Sur CA

A woman hiking with her husband Thursday plunged 80 feet into a Big Sur, California, canyon, becoming lodged beneath a fallen redwood tree, California Highway Patrol rescuers say.

CHP in the News KCRA3

CHP officer leaves hospital 4 months after suspect DUI crash

California Highway Patrol officers were at a Sacramento hospital Friday to celebrate as a colleague went home after four months.

CHP in the News Leticia Ordaz-KCRA3

CHP cadets volunteer at Shriner’s Hospital for Children

Cadets with the California Highway Patrol in Sacramento spent the day Saturday donating their time to help Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

CHP in the News Lynzie Lowe-Colusa Sun Herald

CHP officer honored with commendation

To recognize his dedication to the well-being of others, a Williams area California Highway Patrol Officer was recognized with a commendation on Feb. 5.

CHP in the News John Parmer-YourCentralValley.com

CHP officer teaches driver how to change a flat tire

Changing a tire is not something you learn at school. So when California Highway Patrol officer had a chance to teach someone how to change a tire he jumped at it.

CHP in the News Emily Rasmussen- Long Beach Press-Telegram

CHP gives ride to sea lion pup trying to cross 710 Freeway in Long Beach

A sea lion pup trying to cross traffic lanes on the northbound 710 Freeway in Long Beach was rescued by a good Samaritan and California Highway Patrol officers last week.

CHP in the News Cassie Dickman-recordnet.com - Stockton, CA

Stockton CHP brings a second holiday to military families robbed on Christmas

Stockton California Highway Patrol Officer Ruben Jones said you never want to see hard-working people have their property stolen. But how about when three military families are robbed of everything they own on Christmas Day during the process of an active duty relocation?

CHP in the News Cindy Arora-Behind the Badge

La Habra PD raises money for California Highway Patrol Officer involved in gun battle

Every year in November, La Habra Police employees have spent the entirety of the month raising money for different good causes, by either growing mustaches and beards or the opportunity to wear a more casual uniform one workday a week.

APB Article

Congratulations to Commissioner Stanley

Congratulations to CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley, who was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown on February 9, 2018, after serving as Acting Commissioner since August 2017. Scott Silsbee was appointed Deputy commissioner. Also, Gov. Brown appointed Brian Annis as secretary of the California State Transportation Agency.

On Feb. 26, Gov. Brown delivered the oath of office to Stanley as the 15th Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

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CHP Memorial honors officers lost in the line of duty
May 2, 2017

Photos by Michael Wong and Joe McHugh

In May of each year, the CHP holds a memorial to pay tribute to those brave heroes who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty and afford special honor to those killed in the previous calendar year.  In the CHP’s 88-year history, 227 heroes have lost their lives while courageously serving the people of California.