Fallen CHP officers remembered 47 years later

by Samie Gebers 83 views0

The sacrifices of four California Highway Patrol officers were remembered at a re-dedication ceremony in front of the Newhall CHP Office.

Forty-seven years ago, Officers George Alleyn, Walt Frago, Roger Gore and James Pence were shot and killed near present-day Magic Mountain Parkway and The Old Road.

The officers responded to a report of a vehicle carrying someone who had apparently brandished a weapon.

They never came home to their families.

“There are young men and women who go out every day to protect and serve,” Nikki Frago, wife of Walt Frago, said.

“I know that is a corny thing to say, but that’s really what they do. They go out there to protect and do what they can.”

Now a stone memorial sits in front of the Newhall CHP to serve as a reminder of their sacrifices.

“For me to come back 47 years later and play a small role in the dedications to these officers, in completes the evolution for me,” CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said.

“This serves as a reminder to all of us about what we do and how we try to keep that evil away for the communities we serve.”