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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

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

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

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.

CHP in the News The Mercury News

First day on the job, CHP officer helps kitten off I-880

A California Highway Patrol officer rescued a kitten from Interstate Highway 880 on his first day on the job last month.

CHP in the News

Tortoise on the loose in Santa Ynez, CHP makes arrest… err, delivery

A very large tortoise was spotted on the run on Sunday night in Santa Ynez, but before it could make a getaway (or get hurt), California Highway Patrol and a local rescue found its owners and delivered it safely home.

CHP in the News Madison

Daughter of fallen CHP Officer Kirk Griess warns public about dangers of texting and driving

The daughter of a fallen California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer killed by a distracted driver is warning the public about the dangers of texting and driving.

CHP in the News FOX26 News

Final sign off: CHP -Merced officer signs off for the last time before retirement

After 30 years of service with the California Highway Patrol, Officer Don Davis signed off one last time.

CHP in the News KEYT

Santa Barbara CHP officers talk down suicidal subject

California Highway Patrol officers in Santa Barbara talked down a suicidal subject on Monday.

CHP in the News CBS Sacramento

CHP Officers Attend 8th Grade Graduation For Fallen Officer’s Daughter

Stockton CHP officers went above and beyond to support the family of a fallen officer Thursday.

CHP in the News

CHP helicopter rescues motorist who plunged off Napa cliff

The California Highway Patrol’s air unit helped rescue a motorist whose vehicle plunged 150 yards down a cliff next to Monticello Road Tuesday morning.

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.