This week’s photo is submitted by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). As the sun rose over Sacramento, California, 93 CHP cadets who are preparing to graduate this week participated in a five-mile run from the CHP Academy to the California Peace Officers’ Memorial.
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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 honor the fallen heroes with a moment of silence. This tradition is a long-standing rite of passage for cadets completing six months of training at the CHP Academy.
Upon graduation, these women and men will report to one of the CHP’s 103 area offices throughout the state to embark upon a rewarding career of serving the people of California.
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