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Head of CHP Presents Award to Temecula Area Office

California Highway Patrol's Temecula Area Office was recognized Nov. 6 for its superior efforts in promoting motorcycle safety.

California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow was in Temecula this week to recognize the men and women of CHP who serve southwest Riverside County.

Temecula CHP earned this year's California Law Enforcement Challenge special award for its superior efforts in promoting motorcycle safety.

Local efforts include enhanced awareness, education and enforcement campaigns, said Temecula CHP Officer Nathan Baer, in a news release.

Commissioner Farrow and CHP Border Division Assistant Chief Esmeralda Falat presented the award Nov. 6 to Temecula Area CHP Capt. Ernie Sanchez, his staff and his officers.

"(We are) dedicated to providing safety, service, and security to the people who live and travel through the 900 square miles of southwest Riverside County which they patrol," Baer said.

After the event, Temecula Area’s 685 Squad Club presented a check for $6,000 to the CHP 11-99 Foundation, a nonprofit that since 1981 has given $21 million in assistance to current, retired and Fallen in the Line of Duty CHP employees and their families. The money was raised through the club’s 20th Annual Golf Classic.

Alan November 10, 2012 at 04:09 AM
Thank you for all you do
KB November 10, 2012 at 07:13 AM
They get paid - and well - to do a job. And that's what it is - a job.
The Teller of Truth November 10, 2012 at 08:20 AM
If EVERYONE is going the SAME speed, then why do they pull over the nice cars to write up a damn speeding ticket when I'm just going with the normal flow of traffic? Oh...ummm...did I say I ?
Brenda November 10, 2012 at 08:36 AM
LOL Teller!! First and 2nd and last the older bang around falling apart cars cannot go the normal flow of traffic!! Only the ahh nice newer cars can right? Then they turn on the AC if they have it working and they overheat, go slower, so when going down hill they do not use the brake and get that head start to cooling off the engine a bit coming over into Temecula! Ever seen them flying down the hill from the Border check? They look like one of those caddy whompus cars that clowns use in circus shows. LOL. But seriously great job Temecula division of the CHP, keep up the great work and keep up some better work on our freeway. Get the guys darting across to cut off everyone on those Winchester Exits and on ramps too. Great day, Chp gets acknowledged and we get more funding for our Temecula/Riverside Police to cut down on our fricking Dui problems. This has been a good day!! Now if we can get Teller in a Chitty Chitty bang bang car life is good.
92595 November 10, 2012 at 08:46 AM
The CHP are revenue raisers and somewhat unpleasant, Once in awhile I'm grateful for them, but on the whole, not so much.
David Shisler November 10, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Most people that come into contact with law enforcement it's unpleasant, as said above, they did something wrong and now they're getting a citation, or arrested, they're involved in a accident, hurt and their cars a mess, they're a victim of a crime. Officers don't expect to get any thank you from most of the people they deal with, what little thanks they do get is usually from the community as a whole.
Kristi Robinson November 10, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Wow...such harsh words about people (CHP officers) whose job is to keep us safe. They put their lives on the line and some of them lose their lives. My boyfriend was a CHP officer killed in the line of duty by a drunk driver.
tbone November 11, 2012 at 02:56 AM
Sorry about the loss .But if he was a cop that remained obedient to his oath . He is in heaven .But if he was not then may God have mercy on his soul .Like the bad cops that are ever present . Do they not realize that the oath they took if not takin seriously and they abuse their authority can go to hell .They take an oath to treat all ppl with mercy compassion and justly . But too many of them dont .So I pray that the hand of God will deal with them harshly for disobeying their oaths .
Al Salamat November 12, 2012 at 12:22 AM
I'm pretty sure that radar units don't determine the make or model of a vehicle...only the speed.
Constant Comment November 12, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Al, you're a Rhoades Scholar huh? }~)
MAC November 17, 2012 at 06:35 AM
Hats off to the Temecula CHP! Great group of officers!!! And Teller of Truth... I've asked that same question to a CHP officer once. His very polite answer was... "when you go fishing, do you catch them all at the same time?" Things that make you go hmmm... And 92595... CHP only gets revenue for from vehicle registrations. Citation revenue goes to the city whose jurisdiction the ticket was written in. Be safe everyone and have an awesome thanksgiving.

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