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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.

CHP in the News David Downey-Press Enterprise

Riverside event honors two CHP officers who died in freeway shootout, roadside crash

Two California Highway Patrol officers who died in the line of duty in 2019 were among those honored at Riverside County’s Blue Light Ceremony on Monday night, Dec. 16.

CHP in the News Travis Schlepp-KEYT | KCOY

Most senior CHP officer on the road retires, works shift with son

Cory Villars of the CHP accompanied his dad, Doug, on his second-to-last shift patrolling the roads as a CHP officer.

CHP in the News abc7.com

CHP officer helps deaf woman communicate with DMV workers in LA

A DMV office in Los Angeles was the scene of a heartwarming exchange between a California Highway Patrol officer and a deaf woman, which came about in the most unlikely way.

CHP in the News Gretchen Wenner, Ventura County Star

Ailing owl on Highway 101 gets an assist from CHP officer

An owl stranded on a freeway center divider in Santa Barbara was safely rescued after concerned motorists notified authorities Thursday morning, the California Highway Patrol reported.

CHP in the News Vikki Vargas-NBC Southern California

CHP Officer Injured in Wild 215 Freeway Shootout Heads Home

A California Highway Patrol officer was released from the hospital Thursday after being critically injured in a wild shootout on the 215 Freeway in August.

CHP in the News Maggie Fusek-Napa Valley, CA Patch

The Night CHP Helicopter Crews Spared 42 Lives From Fire

Many North Bay residents have vivid, even traumatic memories of the October 2017 firestorm that claimed 44 lives. The death toll could have been double that if not for Napa-based California Highway Patrol flight officer Whitney Lowe, a 37-year-old married father of five who lives in Vacaville, his co-worker, CHP pilot Pete Gavitte, and their colleagues based out of Redding.

CHP in the News Leticia Ordaz-KCRA3

CHP cadets make run to California capitol to honor fallen officers

Nearly 100 California Highway Patrol cadets made a run to the law enforcement memorial at the state capitol Wednesday morning as part of a tradition to honor slain officers.

CHP in the News Nick Garber-patch.com

Angels’ Albert Pujols Visits Injured RivCo CHP Officer

Baseball season hasn’t wrapped up yet, but Angels star Albert Pujols still took time out of his busy schedule to visit a California Highway Patrol officer in Riverside County who’s recuperating in the hospital after being injured on the job.

CHP in the News Jonathan Lloyd-NBC Los Angeles

My Lucky Little Pony: Miniature Horse Rescued After Freeway Hit-and-Run

California Highway Patrol officers wrangled a miniature pony that turned out to be the victim of an unusual hit-and-run on a Southern California freeway.

CHP in the News Tim Sheehan-The Fresno Bee

CHP captures unique fugitive near Madera

An emu led California Highway Patrol officers in Madera on a brief pursuit along Highway 99 on Friday afternoon, but they managed to catch the big bird without injury.

CHP in the News Leticia Juarez-abc7.com

Fallen CHP Officer Andre Moye Jr. remembered by Caltrans colleagues

Fallen California Highway Patrol Officer Andre Moye Jr. is remembered as an officer with an easy smile by the men and women he worked alongside at the California Department of Transportation.

CHP in the News KCRA 3

Slain CHP officer remembered in somber ceremony in West Sacramento

Bells tolled Wednesday morning at the California Highway Patrol’s headquarters in West Sacramento in honor of a 34-year-old officer killed in a gun battle.

CHP in the News SF Gate

CHP officer rescues dog abandoned on freeway

The CHP is trying to find the person who kicked a dog out of a vehicle and abandoned it on the side of Highway 50 in Placerville. An officer rescued the dog and quickly made friends with it.

CHP in the News Dixon, CA Patch

Section Of I-505 Named In Memory Of CHP Officer Kirk Griess

A portion of Interstate Highway 505 in Vacaville has been named in memory of California Highway Patrol motorcycle Officer Kirk Anthony Griess, who died when he was struck by a truck during a traffic stop one year ago Saturday.

CHP in the News 23ABC News

California Highway Patrol officers go above and beyond the call of duty

Officers are sworn to protect and serve. And on often times they will go above and beyond. The California Highway Patrol’s Mojave Office posted two stories on Facebook.

CHP in the News DJ Becker-The Madera Tribune

CHP assists disabled honorary firefighter

A 22-year-old disabled honorary firefighter, Mia Gonzalez, was assisted twice by the California Highway Patrol, once in a very unexpected way.

CHP in the News Christian Wohlfeil-KRCR

Man sentenced for attempted murder of a CHP Officer
KRCR

On Friday Sean Karjala was sentenced to 30 years to life with a six year determinate term for the attempted murder of a peace officer. Because of a previous felony conviction, his sentence was increased.

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.