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CHP in the News BakersfieldNow

CHP shares photos of happy dog after freeway rescue

The Bakersfield office of the California Highway Patrol saved a young German shepherd Monday from Highway 99.

CHP in the News Katie Talbot-FOX40

Distracted Driver Who Killed Man Pleads Other Drivers to Focus on the Road

Many of us spend our lives in a hurry. Rushing to work or to school, and using our cell phones to get us there.

Maria Coyner of Stockton was no exception.

CHP in the News Marcos Breton-The Sacramento Bee

This CHP officer was once homeless and living in parks in Sacramento

Edwin Lopez, a rookie California Highway Patrol officer, this week returned to an Elk Grove park where, all too recently, he used to live and sleep when he was homeless.

CHP in the News CBS San Francisco

CHP Officers Name Kitten Trapped In Middle Of Golden Gate “Bridges”

There was an unusual rescue on iconic Golden Gate Bridge – a small, golden kitten.

CHP in the News Natalie Brunell-KRCA 3

Rescue crews pluck man from turbulent Yuba River rapids

Dramatic video from the California Highway Patrol shows a 25-year-old swimmer being rescued by helicopter after he was stranded on a rock in the middle of turbulent South Yuba River rapids.

CHP in the News Julie Zeeb, Red Bluff Daily News

CHP Officer inspires High School graduate who won Congressional Art Contest

Mario Sanchez, a 2017 Corning High School graduate, will be heading to Washington D.C. in June to see his artwork hung in the United States Capitol as part of a Congressional Art Contest. He won first place for District One, which is represented by Rep. Doug LaMalfa.

CHP in the News KCRA 3

​CHP sergeant rescues fawn from drainage ditch

A California Highway Patrol sergeant made a special rescue Monday morning in Truckee.

CHP in the News Sierra Wave: Eastern Sierra News

CHP, Inyo SAR sharpen helicopter rescue skills

Inyo County Search and Rescue and Inyo County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend their gratitude to the CHP H-80 flight crew for conducting an excellent two-day helicopter training on June 3 and 4.

CHP in the News

Wife of fallen CHP officer wants him to be remembered as incredible father, husband

A few months have passed since California Highway Patrol Officer Lucas Chellew was killed in a motorcycle crash while in pursuit of a vehicle on February 22.

CHP in the News James Gonzalez-Your Central Valley

CHP officer back on the job after a life threatening injury

Tanner Bean was in critical condition last June following a collision while on duty.

The Hanford man is now back on the force with the California Highway Patrol.  An errant driver swerved into his path last year, catapulting him off his motorcycle and into the concrete center divider of Highway 180.

The Hanford CHP posted pictures and video of him back on the job on Monday.

CHP in the News Kathy Vara-NBC Southern California

CHP Officer Praised After Putting Himself at Risk to Protect Other Drivers

A California Highway Patrol officer is being praised after he put himself at risk during a pursuit to protect other drivers, driving head on into the suspect’s car and continuing the chase on foot to ensure the driver was taken into custody.

CHP in the News Darrell Smith-The Sacramento Bee

Man sentenced in Sacramento to 15 years for attempted murder of CHP motor officer

Austin Barry Scott will spend the next 15 years in state prison for the attempted murder of a veteran north area California Highway Patrol officer he mowed down and critically injured during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Antelope last April.

CHP in the News Fox40

CHP Officer Says He Was Just Doing Job When He Pulled Woman from Car Submerged in Canal After Suspected DUI Crash

A CHP officer is being hailed a hero after he pulled a woman from a car that was submerged in a canal following a suspected DUI crash.

CHP in the News KESQ

Community remembers fallen CHP officer, Saul Martinez, 20 years later

Family, friends and students gathered at Saul Martinez Elementary School in Mecca Friday morning to remember the life of fallen California Highway Patrol Officer, Saul Martinez, who died in the lined of duty 20 years ago.

CHP in the News Alix Martichoux-SFGate

CHP officers find kitten clinging to underside of patrol car

California Highway Patrol officers may have saved a tiny life Sunday when they found a kitten clinging to the bottom of a patrol car.

CHP in the News CBS Sacramento

Batman, CHP Team Up for Special School Delivery

The California Highway Patrol, community members, and a special superhero teamed up for a big mission in Rio Linda.

CHP in the News Hector Amezcua-The Sacramento Bee

Ceremony honors California law enforcement officers killed in line of duty

Doug Villars, president of the California Association of Highway Patrolmen reads the poem ‘The monument’ written by the late Sgt. George Hahn of the LAPD during the 41st Annual California Peace Officers Memorial Ceremonies in Sacramento on Monday.

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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.

CHP in the News Tony Karis-Santa Cruz Sentinal

Ocean Speedway: CHP’s Mueller takes opening Police-N-Pursuit race

Wet conditions notwithstanding, opening night of racing at Ocean Speedway began with eager fans and five divisions of competitors.

CHP in the News Oscar Flores-KEYT

CHP officers help stranded elderly man get home, be reunited with wife

Several California Highway Patrol officers are being recognized for their indispensable service to an elderly man who was left stranded on the side of the freeway over 100 miles from his home.

CHP in the News

Madera CHP officer helped make sure a Modesto woman took part in her naturalization ceremony

Madera CHP officer Javier Ruvalcaba was part of a special detail Tuesday morning.

Watch the video.

CHP in the News Sacramento Bee

Watch CHP rescue man from steep cliff above Pacifica Beach in the Bay Area

A team of California Highway Patrol officers, with an assist by Daly City firefighters, rescued a man who was clinging to a Pacifica beach cliff at Mori Point on Monday, April 17, 2017. He was trying to climb the cliff in the Bay Area when he became stranded and couldn’t move, according to news reports.

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VIDEO: San Jose CHP officer dances for high school students

A Bay Area CHP officer is doing something a little different, and in the process, putting a smile on a lot of faces.

CHP in the News Bob Redell-NBC Bay Area

Two CHP Officers Help Rescue San Jose Police Officer From Fiery Crash With Big Rig

A San Jose police officer had a close shave early Wednesday morning when he rammed his SUV into the back of a big rig on Highway 84 in Livermore, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP in the News Santa Clarita Valley Signal

New memorial honoring Newhall Incident officers unveiled in ceremony

A new memorial honoring the four officers killed in the line of duty in what is now known as “The Newhall Incident” was unveiled at the Newhall Area Office.

CHP in the News KTVU

14 people rescued from Santa Cruz County beach

More than a dozen people were rescued Sunday after they became stranded on a beach near Davenport, California Highway Patrol officials said.

CHP in the News Adrian Rodriguez, Marin Independent Journal

Marin honors life of fallen CHP Officer Lucas Chellew

Hundreds of California Highway Patrol officers from Marin, Sonoma and San Francisco counties gathered in San Rafael on Wednesday to honor the life of fallen Sacramento CHP motorcycle Officer Lucas Chellew.

CHP in the News Rob McMillan-ABC 7

Man thanks CHP officers who helped save him from burning car near Adelanto

A man who was trapped inside a burning car met some of the first responders who helped save his life in Tustin.

CHP in the News Maneeza Iqbal-KCRA

Cool California K9s take to the air during training

Two K9 canine officers with the U.S. Coast Guard were on the hook – literally – Tuesday as they trained with their handlers and the California Highway Patrol Air Operations Golden Gate Division.

CHP in the News Alma Fausto-Mercury News

CHP is switching from SUV-style patrol cars to sleek Chargers

California Highway Patrol officers have begun hitting the road in sleek black-and-white Chargers as the agency starts replacing their SUV-style patrol cars.

CHP in the News Sierra Sun Times

Up Close With Hayden Harper of Mariposa, the Lost Then Found Child, and CHP Central Division Air Operations Airplane and Helicopter

Today, Air-41 and H-40 took a break from their patrol flights to meet Hayden Harper, the 2 year old boy who went missing from his home in Mariposa on March 2nd.

CHP in the News

Asian American Group makes large donation to family of Officer Chellew

An Asian American public safety group from Sacramento made a large donation to the family of Officer Lucas Forrest Chellew.

CHP in the News CBS News

California Highway Patrol rescues 2 calves stuffed into car

It was one of the more unusual calls the California Highway Patrol has received: Someone reported seeing a cow trying to climb out of a small car parked alongside an interstate.

CHP in the News Bill Lindelof-The Sacramento Bee

Coffee shops brew up $76,000 in donations for family of fallen officer

Sacramento area Dutch Bros. coffee shops and the Human Bean java joint in Rocklin raised $76,000 in one day for the family of fallen CHP Officer Lucas Chellew.

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Support fallen officer’s family by buying a cup of coffee
The Human Bean in Rocklin is giving all of today's proceeds to the family of fallen CHP Officer Lucas F. Chellew (March 3, 2017)

The Human Bean in Rocklin is giving all of today’s proceeds to the family of fallen CHP Officer Lucas F. Chellew (March 3, 2017)

CHP in the News Shane

Indiana state trooper’s hilarious turn signal PSA goes viral

You’re familiar with the turn signal in your car. You know how to use it. But do you use it? Like, all the time? If the answer is no, Sgt. John Perrine has a message for you.

CHP in the News Oscar Flores-KEYT

Santa Barbara couple deliver sweet surprise to CHP officer – KEYT

A grateful Santa Barbara couple delivered sweet baked goods to a California Highway Patrol officer that helped them in their hour of need.

CHP in the News

San Francisco police officer honored for catching CHP slashing suspect

The San Francisco Police Department is hailing the heroism of one of its own.

CHP in the News NBC Bay Area

Officers bring birthday cheer to young evacuee

The CHP provided a little birthday cheer to a 3-year-old at a shelter in Chico for people who evacuated due to the emergency situation at the Oroville Dam spillway.

CHP in the News CBS Sacramento

Sacramento CHP Officers Lending A Hand In Butte County Rescue Kangaroos

Cats, dogs and livestock weren’t the only animals saved from the possible flood zone downstream from the Oroville Dam.

CHP in the News Samuel Reiman-Fox Sports

John Force Racing honors California Highway Patrol with paint scheme

Robert Hight will race the world’s fastest patrol car this weekend in Pomona, California.

CHP in the News Capitol Public Radio

Badly Injured CHP Officer Returns To Work On Limited Duty

A Sacramento CHP officer badly injured in a hit-and-run on Interstate 80 in April is back at work on limited duty.

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Other articles about Officer Ericson:

Road To Recovery Tough For CHP Officer Hurt In Hit-And-Run

Family of injured CHP officer thanks public