Obituary Submission Guidelines

  1. You may send in a newspaper clipping or obituary from another publication or website for the staff to edit.
  2. If you prefer to write the obituary yourself, keep in mind that submissions should be kept to just a few paragraphs.
  3.  We do not include funeral or memorial information.
  4. All submissions are subject to editing by staff for clarity and length.
  5. A member’s death will be verified before the obituary is posted.
  6. If you would like us to write the obituary, please submit information you’d like included. Some items you may want to include:
    • Age.
    • Town of residence.  
    • Date and place of death.
    • Specific medical cause of death.
    • Work history (area offices, specialties)
    • Any awards or commendations
    • Area Office (if retired, last Area Office worked)
    • Academy class number
    • Date of retirement
    • Military service, where assigned abroad and personal decorations such as Bronze Star or Purple Heart.
    • Memberships and volunteer work
    • Names and towns of survivors, including spouse, children and siblings and parents, and numbers of grandchildren.
    • Any other details of interest
  7. Photographs may be submitted as jpg email attachments, or mailed to the address below.

We prefer that obituaries be submitted via email to with the subject line “In Memoriam: first and last name, badge number.”

Submissions also can be mailed to:

In Memoriam
California Association of Highway Patrolmen
PO Box 161209
Sacramento, CA 95816-1209