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CHP in the News CBS Los Angeles

Law Enforcement Family Mourns CHP Sgt. Steve Licon In Emotional Memorial Service

Thousands of police officers from across California and Nevada paid their respects Tuesday to California Highway Patrol Sgt. Steve Licon, who was killed earlier this month by a driver who has since been charged with murder.

CHP in the News CBS Sacramento

CHP Officer Helps Deliver Baby On Interstate 5 Near Elk Grove

A CHP-South Sacramento officer helped deliver a baby on Interstate 5 Monday night.

CHP in the News Tracy Lehr-KEYT

CHP wrangles runaway alpacas in Santa Barbara – KEYT

A group of furry fugitives made their way through the Modoc Preserve Sunday morning.

CHP in the News Richard K. De Atley-Press Enterprise

Winchester man charged with second-degree murder in CHP sergeant’s death

A Winchester man was charged with second-degree murder Wednesday, April 10, in the crash that killed California Highway Patrol Sgt. Steve Licon on the 15 Freeway in Lake Elsinore.

CHP in the News Richard K. De AtleyPress – Enterprise

CHP sergeant struck and killed in Lake Elsinore honored at ‘end of watch’ ceremony

A California Highway Patrol motor sergeant struck and killed during a traffic stop by a driver on the 15 Freeway’s right shoulder in Lake Elsinore was honored Monday with an “end of watch” bell toll tribute at the agency’s academy in West Sacramento.

CHP in the News Alyssa Hodenfield and Mila Jasper-Sacramento Bee

We rode along with a CHP officer for Distracted Driving Awareness Month; here’s what we learned

The California Highway Patrol kicked off Distracted Driving Awareness Month and California Teen Safe Driving Week on April 3, 2019. A CHP officer explained typical signs of a distracted driver.

CHP in the News Max Resnik-KCRA 3

Off-duty CHP officer, others pull man from burning truck

An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer was minutes from his Plumas Lake home when he came across a fiery highway crash that captured his attention.

CHP in the News Anoushah Rasta-NBC Bay Area

Google’s Waymo Works With CHP to Help Officers Understand Self-Driving Cars

Law enforcement returned to class Wednesday to get a lesson in self-driving technology.

E-mail blast

CAHP Cares Request
Officer Johnathan P. Tanner, I.D. 21518

The CAHP CARES Committee has established a CAHP Cares account on behalf of the family of Officer Johnathan P. Tanner, ID 21518 from Antelope Valley. Sadly, he passed away Friday, March 15, 2019.

Officer Tanner had an inoperable, cancerous tumor attached to his spinal column. He also developed a viral infection (encephalitis), as well as two lesions on his brain.

John graduated from the CHP Academy in May 2016. That means he was not yet vested. His condition was not considered work-related.

CHP in the News NBC Bay Area

CHP Officer Comes to Aid of Stranded Newborn Piglets

A California Highway Patrol officer came to the aid of newborns in the state capital this week, but it was a bit different than the usual story.

CHP in the News Mike

Meet the tow truck driver who rescued a CHP officer under attack

A 21-year-old tow truck driver is being called a hero after he ran to the rescue of a California Highway Patrol officer who was under attack.

CHP in the News Michael McGough-The Sacramento Bee

Video: CHP helicopter rescue saves 2 skiers, one dog from mountain

Two skiers and their dog, all reported missing Saturday afternoon, were rescued from snowy mountain conditions Monday by a California Highway Patrol helicopter rescue team.

CHP in the News Joey

Did you know California Highway Patrol’s top cop is from the Valley?

Cops are known for their love of donuts but instead of eating them, these guys are doing donuts! It’s like a scene out of “The Dukes of Hazzard.” But this is the California Highway Patrol Academy in Sacramento.

CHP in the News Alix Martichoux-SFGATE

CHP officers stop traffic on I-580 to retrieve college student’s textbooks – SFGate

The California Highway Patrol’s Oakland office is giving its officers a pat on the back for going the extra mile Thursday morning.

CHP in the News

Video: Two officers being hailed for heroic work

California Highway Patrol officers have had a busy week, especially Officer Caid and Chavez. The two officers are being hailed for their heroic work on two separate occasions. 

CHP in the News

California specialty license plates to support fallen officers

The California Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation is proud to announce, “The California Peace Officers Specialty License Plate.” The specialty plate, in conjunction with the CA DMV, helps support the CPOMF mission of honoring California’s peace officers who gave their lives “In the Line of Duty” and providing support to the family members left behind.

For more information, please visit

CHP in the News Eric

CHP K-9 “Beny” Strikes Again With Huge Drug Bust In Merced County

Merced CHP K-9 officer “Beny” has done it again, helping officers make a huge seizure of money and drugs apparently meant to be shipped from California to a different state.

CHP in the News Paul Rogers-The Mercury News

Yosemite video: Lost hikers found on edge of icy cliff

The California Highway Patrol has released a video of one of its helicopter crews performing a dramatic rescue of two British hikers who were stranded on the edge of a massive granite cliff overlooking Yosemite Valley as a major snow storm was nearing.

CHP in the News

Commissioner Warren Stanley reappointed by Governor Newsom

On Tuesday, January 9, while standing beside his emergency management and response team, Governor Newsom announced that with an emphasis on continuity and expertise, Governor Newsom will retain and reappoint California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Warren Stanley. He will also retain and reappoint Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Director Mark Ghilarducci and California Military Department (CMD) Adjutant General David Baldwin in their current positions.

CHP in the News Hope Miller-KCRA

CHP officer delivers baby on Sacramento County freeway

A California Highway Patrol officer was in the right place at the right time Monday and helped deliver a baby on a Sacramento County freeway.

CHP in the News Andrea Nakano-CBS San Francisco

Vigil On Anniversary Of CHP Officer’s Death Sends Message To Holiday Drivers

An emotional vigil Monday night, held almost a year after a fallen CHP officer’s tragic death on the job, sent a message to drivers this holiday season.

CHP in the News Heather Holmes-KTVU

CHP officer injured by DUI driver returns to work, talks about road to recovery

A sunny morning in downtown Vacaville and CHP motorcycle officer Martin Lendway is back at Sport Rehab for a challenging physical therapy session.

CHP in the News SFGate

Tesla Driver Cited By CHP Who Possibly Activated Auto Stop Feature –

A Tesla driver was cited for DUI after California Highway Patrol officers possibly activated the car’s automatic stopping system this morning in Redwood City because the man was asleep at the wheel, CHP and sheriff’s officials said.

CHP in the News

Bear strolls into CHP office on Donner Pass

A bear had no trouble opening a door as it strolled into a California Highway Patrol office in a mountain town.

CHP in the News

CHP officers patrolling Camp Fire rescue cold, wet cat with burned paws

California Highway Patrol officers with the Truckee division spotted a cat in very bad shape while patrolling the charred remains leftover from the deadly Camp Fire in Paradise.

CHP in the News Stephen Ellison-NBC Bay Area

CHP Officer Reunites With Girl He Saved 16 Years Ago

Sixteen years after a California Highway Patrol officer saved a little girl’s life, the officer and the girl were reunited this weekend, according to the CHP Contra Costa office.

CHP in the News

Orestimba grad relishes ‘El Protector’ role

An Orestimba High graduate who grew up with aspirations of becoming a California Highway Patrol officer has realized that dream – and is relishing his role as a community outreach officer focusing on the Hispanic community.

CHP in the News

California Highway Patrol plans CHiPs for Kids toy drive in Santa Maria

The Santa Maria Area Office of the California Highway Patrol has again partnered with Walgreens Pharmacy for the agency’s annual CHiPs for Kids holiday toy drive.

CHP in the News Sarah Roebuck-KMPH

CHP Officer helps take care of chickens amidst Camp Fire destruction

About a dozen chickens are much happier thanks to a California Highway Patrol officer.

CHP in the News Sheldon Gajarian- KMPH

CHP Helicopter uses infrared camera to track Camp fire

The California Highway Patrol Valley Air Division in Sacramento released infrared video of the Camp Fire.

CHP in the News Don Thompson-The Press Democrat

CHP officers decorated for valor during 2017 fires

Four CHP officers who flew through hurricane-force winds to rescue dozens of residents trapped by a wildfire north of Napa last year were awarded the state’s highest law enforcement honor Monday.

CHP in the News

IRS Announces Higher 2019 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits For 401(k)s And More

Get ready to save more for retirement in 2019! The Treasury Department has announced inflation-adjusted figures for retirement account savings for 2019, and there are a lot of changes that will help savers stuff these accounts.

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.