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CHP honors Nicholas Anderson who pulled five passengers from burning vehicle

“We would have had seven fatalities.” Those were the words from CHP Lieutenant Commander Randy England, who recognized San Francisco resident Nicholas Anderson for pulling five people from a burning car.

CHP in the News KTVU

CHP officer injured by drunk driver is on the mend

The CHP officer who was hit and injured by a drunk driver in Concord is on the mend. 

CHP in the News Sarah Ravani-SFGate

Chp Officer Calmly Called 911 After 6-car Crash Left Him Pinned Under Truck

Martin Lendway was pinned under a pickup truck on the freeway when he removed a cell phone from his pocket and dialed 911. The California Highway Patrol officer calmly told dispatchers where to find him and that he thought his legs were broken, which doctors would later confirm.

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CHP officers rescue 2-year-old after mom allegedly kidnaps her in Modesto

CHP officers are being hailed as heroes after they rescue a two-year-old who had been allegedly abducted by her mother in Modesto.

CHP in the News VC Star

CHP scrambles as chickens run loose on highway

It was a race against the cluck as California Highway Patrol officers worked to rescue nearly 20 chickens that ran through highway lanes near Los Angeles.

CHP in the News Pedro Rivera-FOX40

CHP Cadet Proposes after 5-Mile Run to Honor Fallen Heroes

A California Highway Patrol cadet proposed to his girlfriend after more than a hundred of his fellow cadets completed a brisk, 5-mile run Wednesday morning.

CHP in the News Evan Sernoffsky-SFGate

Driver charged in crash that killed CHP officer and injured his partner – SFGate

A 22-year-old Hayward man was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder as well as driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol in the Christmas Eve crash that killed a California Highway Patrol officer and injured his partner.

CHP in the News Autumn Payne-The Sacramento Bee

Officer Camilleri honored in Bell-Ringing Ceremony

CHP Officer Andrew Camilleri is honored at a bell-ringing ceremony signaling “end of watch” at the CHP Academy in Sacramento on Dec. 27, 2017.

CHP in the News California Highway Patrol

May you find magic in unexpected places. From CHP Facebook page.

May you find magic in unexpected places.

Have a safe and happy holiday season, from your California Highway Patrol.

CHP in the News John Lindsey-The Tribune

CHP air patrol, first responders help us in SLO County

One the most dangerous things we do every day is driving or riding in a vehicle. I don’t remember a week that has gone by that the paper didn’t have a story of someone who was either killed or severely injured in an automobile/motorcycle/bicycle accident on our highways. Many of us live in a paradigm of acceptance, including myself, of the carnage, that takes place on our roadways. We live in fear of a shark attack or flying in an aircraft when the mundane things — like driving — are usually the most dangerous.

CHP in the News Adam Ashton-The Sacramento Bee

CHP pink patches raises $60K for American Cancer Society

California’s thin blue line raised a lot of green by going pink for the American Cancer Society.

CHP in the News S.L. Fuller-Rotor & Wing International

From Coast to Desert: California Highway Patrol’s Air Ops Serves Diverse State

California Highway Patrol’s Air Operations Program has spent 2017 in the headlines so far. At the end of January, the unit’s rotorcraft performed two hoist rescue missions in one day in San Francisco’s Bay Area. Then in February, its rotorcraft were on the scene as the Oroville Dam threatened mass flooding.

CHP in the News Elias

Inside job: Media ‘Boot Camp’ provides insight to CHP life

You’ve received reports of suspicious activity going on behind the DMV office. You arrive to find a man with his head down mumbling to himself. When he looks up to notice that the person who is approaching is an armed officer of the law, the man pulls a knife on himself and eventually threatens you, the responding officer, with the knife.

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CHP helps out family after their car was badly damaged by a reckless driver

A Yreka CHP officer went above and beyond to help a family that was hit by a reckless driver. The officer drove the elderly woman and her daughter to the airport after their car sustained major damage.

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New scam targets CalPERS retirees

CalPERS is warning its members to look out for a scam that tells them they owe money to the pension fund.

CHP in the News Pat Lakey-Mountain Democrat

CHP officer assaulted in Grizzly Flat; man arrested

An area resource officer from Placerville’s California Highway Patrol on routine patrol Monday morning in Grizzly Flat reportedly was assaulted by a man found passed out in a vehicle that matched one that had been reported driving recklessly in the rural area in recent weeks.

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Macho Man has Coffee with Cops

Macho Man has Coffee with Cops

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2017 Tips for ChiPS a huge success

Thank you to Fort Tejon, Bakersfield and Grapevine CHP for another tremendous event. The 2017 Tips for Chips Fundraiser at the Outback Steakhouse raised $33,000 for the Widows and Orphans’ Fund!T Thank you to everyone involved for all your hard work.

CHP in the News Scott Berson-The Sacramento Bee

He was caught sneaking into a gym to play ball — so a cop bought him a membership

It could have ended differently for 15-year-old Vincent Gonzales. When police in Skokie, Ill. were called to the XSport Fitness in September, the teen could have been arrested for trespassing — but instead, the officer helped set him up with a two-year membership.

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CHP’s involvment in the recent fires

The following is a collection of stories about CHP’s involvement in the recent fires that have devastated Northern California.

CHP officer works overtime to take care of Napa neighborhood

Marissa Lang – SF Gate

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CHP officers to serve at annual Tips for CHiPs Luncheon Oct. 18

California Highway Patrol officers will trade in their uniforms for aprons and serve up some grub at the eighth annual Tips for CHiPs Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 18 at the Outback Steakhouse, 5051 Stockdale Hwy.

CHP in the News Steve Large-CBS Sacramento

Family That Fled Atlas Fire Meets CHP Helicopter Officers Who Saved Them «

A Napa man whose family was rescued by a California Highway Patrol helicopter met the officers who risked their own lives to save his.

CHP in the News Robert Salonga-The Mercury News

Funeral set for CHP officer killed in San Martin crash

A public funeral service is scheduled for Friday in Morgan Hill in honor of California Highway Patrol Officer James Branik, who died last week in a motorcycle collision in San Martin while heading to work.

CHP in the News Michael Moore-Morgan Hill Times

CHP officer who died in San Martin accident remembered as ‘leader’

James Branik, a Morgan Hill resident and a California Highway Patrol officer remembered as a “leader” by his commander, died Tuesday morning in a traffic accident in San Martin, according to authorities.

CHP in the News Matt Van

CHP helicopter helps Caltrans assess movement in Highway 1 landslide area

Creating a new section of highway on top of the largest-ever slide on the Big Sur coast is no easy task. Sometimes you need a little help from above.

CHP in the News Mark Gomez and Robert Salonga-The Mercury News

Off-duty CHP officer killed in San Martin crash

An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer remembered as a mentor to dozens of younger officers died early Tuesday when his motorcycle collided with a truck on his way to work.

CHP in the News Gus Thomson, Auburn Journal

Highway Heroes: Dozens of retired Highway Patrol officers get their due

Millions of miles logged, rain or shine, sleet or snow.

Hundreds of uncertain traffic stops on deserted roads.

CHP in the News Brett Kelman-The Desert Sun

Hero cop Dane Norem was stabbed seven times while stopping a suicide

Highway Patrol Officer Dane Norem rushed out of his car, sprinted to the curb, jumped and grabbed the suicidal man by the ankle just as he straddled the top of the overpass fence. A busy highway roared beneath them.

CHP in the News Travis Schlepp-KEYT

Emu wrangled after escaping OstrichLand USA in Buellton

A female emu was wrangled by CHP troopers and animal rescue volunteers after escaping the popular OstrichLand USA in Buellton Tuesday afternoon. 

CHP in the News Fresno Bee

Acting Commissioner Warren Stanley has valley roots

Governor Brown named Warren Stanley Acting Commissioner.

CHP in the News KCRA

Honor Flag arrives in remembrance of Sacramento Deputy French

The “Honor Flag” arrives at memorial for Sacramento Sheriff Deputy French

CHP in the News Fresno Bee

Fresno PIO remembers DUI crash that changed her life and her career path

Twenty-three years ago my life changed in an instant. As I drove northbound on Highway 1 in Morro Bay on Dec. 16, 1994, I was hit head-on by a drunken driver. Fortunately for me, I am alive today to speak about the driving-under-the-influence collision and to express my feelings as a survivor and as a CHP officer.

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CHP in the News Veronica Rocha-LA Times

CHP officers shot in gun battle that killed Sacramento sheriff’s deputy are recovering

Two undercover California Highway Patrol officers who were shot Wednesday during a deadly gun battle with an armed suspect are recovering from their wounds, officials said.

CHP in the News Amy Graff-SFGate

Video shows trooper’s terrifying drive through the Helena Fire

Video footage posted on Twitter shows a state trooper’s terrifying drive through the Helena Fire in Northern California as flames lick the trunks and branches of trees and thick smoke fills the air.

CHP in the News Joshua

Suspect identified in fatal officer-involved shooting in Sacramento County

Sacramento County Sheriff’s investigators have identified two of the three suspects involved in a deadly shootout that killed one deputy and injured two CHP officers.

CHP in the News Amy Graff-SFGate

Video: Helicopter rescues hiker who survived lightning strike near Donner Summit

A hiker who survived a lightning strike in a remote wilderness area of the Sierra Nevada near Donner Summit was rescued Wednesday afternoon.

CHP in the News Traci Gallian-The Fresno Bee

CHP officer inspired by El Protector program

Since 1987, the CHP has offered a traffic safety outreach program to the Hispanic community, known as El Protector. It emphasizes education through dialogue with the community, instead of focusing on enforcement measures. The focus is the use of a CHP officer of Hispanic ancestry who is bilingual and bicultural. This officer is designated as “El Protector.” To spread the message, the officer attends neighborhood/town hall meetings, educational functions and community forums.

CHP in the News Hannah Knowles-The Sacramento Bee

CHP officers walk son of partner who died in crash to school

The son of a Sacramento California Highway Patrol Officer who died on duty earlier this year got some escorts on the way to school Wednesday: his father’s fellow officers.

CHP in the News Brianna Calix-Merced Sun-Star

Merced CHP K-9 busts driver with 66 pounds of cocaine

A Stockton woman is in jail in Los Banos after a CHP K-9 sniffed out more than 60 pounds of drugs she hid in her car, authorities said.

CHP in the News Alina Hartounian-Sacramento Bee

Police officer helps Colorado girl search new home for monsters

For a year now, 4-year-old Sidney Fahrenbruch has wanted to be a police officer.

CHP in the News Traci Gallian-Fresno Bee

On Duty with the CHP
The Fresno Bee

My career with the California Highway Patrol has given me many wonderful opportunities. But I could never have imagined becoming a community outreach officer.

CHP in the News Victoria Metcalf-Plumas News

Riding along with the CHP

It’s afternoon on the Fourth of July. Is California Highway Patrol officer Reese McAllister out celebrating? No. Holidays, especially during the summer when Plumas County’s population swells, are the busiest for law enforcement.

CHP in the News Bakersfield, CA

CHP officer formally adopts dog he rescued on freeway

On Tuesday morning, Officer Max Taylor with the California Highway Patrol was reunited with the dog he helped rescue from a busy freeway.

CHP in the News San Juan Capistrano, CA Patch

Sgt. Peacock Saves Owl In San Juan Capistrano: CHP Video

An owl that was trapped in a net was rescued by some of Orange County’s finest on Tuesday, California Highway Patrol Officer Rafael Reynoso said.

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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.