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CHP in the News Mike Chapman-Redding Record Searchlight

CHP helicopter crew rescues hiker from Castle Crags State Park on Thanksgiving Day

A California Highway Patrol helicopter crew rescued a hiker who became stranded in Castle Crags State Park on Thursday.

CHP in the News Julie Drake-Valley Press

A day of service for CHP officer

Much as a pilot completes a preflight safety checklist before takeoff, California Highway Patrol officer Brad Taggart completes his own checklist before he hits the road in his Dodge Charger patrol vehicle.

CHP in the News Cierra Bailey-Pleasanton Weekly

With help from Twitter, Dublin CHP returns veteran flag found on highway

The speedy travel of news on social media helped the Dublin branch of California Highway Patrol locate a family to return a lost veteran flag that had been found on the highway in Livermore.

CHP in the News Ishani

Honoring a legacy: Tips for CHiPs fundraiser mixes good food, support for widows and orphans

The Ehly family knows how to create positives out of a tragedy.

When California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Ehly died from a stroke in 2010, wife Shannon Ehly and daughter Morgan Martin sought to honor him. They launched a fundraiser, called Tips for CHiPs, to raise money for the nonprofit California Association of Highway Patrolmen Widows and Orphans’ Trust Fund.

CHP in the News

CHP helicopter rescues family of 6 hiking in Napa County

A North Bay family of six had to be rescued by a California Highway Patrol helicopter Sunday evening.

CHP in the News Kimberly K. Fu-Vacaville Reporter

Memorial sign dedicated to CHP Officer Kirk Griess

Veteran California Highway Patrol Officer Kirk Griess was killed in 2018 during a traffic stop in Fairfield. He lives on in the hearts and minds of loved ones and, as of Thursday, a roadway sign at Interstate 505 and VacaValley Parkway in Vacaville.

CHP in the News

CHP Officer Rescues 5 Kittens From Burning Home

A CHP officer is being credited for rescuing five kittens from a burning house before firefighters could arrive.

CHP in the News Dina Kupfer-CBS Sacramento

119 CHP Cadets Complete Time-Honored Tradition Days Ahead Of Graduation

After an unprecedented 75 weeks of training, more than one hundred California Highway Patrol cadets completed a long-running tradition Wednesday morning.

CHP in the News Jose

Climber rescued from Mt. Shasta after getting stranded overnight

A woman was rescued from Mt. Shasta Sunday morning after being unable to go make her way back down Saturday. 

CHP in the News Amy-Xiaoshi DePaola,

Video: Injured hiker rescued from Mount Shasta

An injured hiker was rescued from the Bolam Glacier of Mt. Shasta on Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP in the News Jonathan

Watch: Dashcam Video Shows CHP Officer Save Baby Choking on a Cherry

Dramatic dashcam video captured a California Highway Patrol officer’s life-saving response on the side of a busy Southern California freeway. 

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.