Sarah Richards, Captain, Office of Media Relations601 North 7th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
CHP Office of Media Relations: (916) 843-3310
CHP CADETS RUN TO THE STATE
More than 100 California Highway Patrol (CHP)
cadets will take part in one final physical task before graduating from the
CHP Academy on Friday. Before the sun rises over the capital city on
Wednesday morning, the cadets will embark on a five-mile run from the CHP
Academy in West Sacramento to the California Peace Officers’ Memorial in
The memorial honors the state’s more than
1,600 officers who sacrificed their lives while serving and protecting the
people of California and underscores to the
soon-to-be officers the dangers of their chosen profession.
While at the memorial, cadets and officers
will honor the fallen heroes with a moment of silence as a sign of respect
for those who made the ultimate sacrifice while in the line of duty.
This tradition is a long-standing rite of passage for cadets completing 26
weeks of training at the CHP Academy.
CHP cadets and other
14, 5:15 a.m.
CHP Academy, 3500 Reed
Avenue, West Sacramento
in physical training uniforms will run in formation and sing cadence on Reed
Avenue, across the Tower Bridge, along Capitol Mall, and end at the Peace
Officers’ Memorial on 10th Street and Capitol Mall.
mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and