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50 years later, slain CHP officers remembered for inspiring a safety revolution

It was April 6, 1970 when four California Highway Patrol officers from the Newhall station were gunned down by two career criminals. The rampage marked a new era for spree killings and sparked a revolution in safety reforms for officers.

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CAHP Marks 50th Anniversary of Newhall Incident

Today, we recognize the four young officers who lost their lives 50 years ago in what is now known as the Newhall Incident. The COVID-19 pandemic caused the scheduled memorial service to be cancelled, but the CAHP placed a wreath on the memorial at the Newhall office to honor the officers who made the ultimate sacrifice and whose deaths led to training that has undoubtedly saved many officers’ lives. Pictured left to right are District 4 Director Jake Johnson, Newhall Area Rep Donny Wilson and CAHP President Rick LaBeske.

CHP in the News Elissa Chudwin-The Press Democrat

CHP officer stops traffic to save turkey running on Highway 101 in Santa Rosa

A CHP officer briefly stopped traffic on Tuesday morning to direct a wild turkey wandering on Highway 101 in Santa Rosa, according to a CHP-Santa Rosa Facebook post.

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CHP officers rescue bear cub from I-80 in Placer County

Two California Highway Patrol officers were able to catch and swaddle a bear cub that was running around by itself on Interstate 80 in Placer County.


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Addressing distracted driving -- the No. 1 killer of teens

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