Phil Konstantin's CHP & Cherokee Home Page


"Making the Highways Safe for Democracy!"

days since my retirement from the CHP on May 1, 2005.

I worked for TV station KGTV (Ch. 10) from June 7, 2010 until January 31, 2013. I did breaking news and traffic reports during the morning news from 5:30am to 7:00am. I then return in the afternoon from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, primarily for breaking news.
Click here to see photos I've taken from the KGTV helicopter "Over San Diego."

Click here to see some of my videos

Click here to find out more about when I worked at KUSI from May 2005 to May 2010.

The following is the "REQUIRED CHP DISCLAIMER"


About My Books

Below is a picture of the cover of my first book
"This Day in North American Indian History"
Click on the cover to order a copy or to get more info.
This is the cover to my first book. 
Click here to got more info, or to order a copy.
Below is a picture of the cover of my second book
"Native American History For Dummies"
I wrote 6 of the 24 chapters for this book.
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This is the cover to my 2nd book. 
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"The Wacky World of Laws"
It was just released in May 2009.
The Wacky World of Laws. Click on the cover to order a copy or to get more info.

The Wacky World of Laws is a compilation of U.S. and International Laws that are out of the ordinary. With the U.S. churning out 500,000 new laws every year and 2 million regulations annually, this book is the ideal go-to book fro everyone who wants a good laugh at the expense of our legal system. Law so often can be boring! Now with The Wacky World of Laws, you can be the hit of any water cooler conversation, and amaze your friends with precious legal nuggets.

April 6th is "Drowsy Driver Awareness Day" in California
Click here to learn more

In Memorial

ENTAC 9/5/2012 7:11:24 PM

“I learned just a few moments ago, that despite his courageous efforts to survive, Officer 
Kenyon Youngstrom succumbed to the injuries he sustained after being shot during a traffic 
stop on Tuesday morning in Walnut Creek.  This is a very sad day for the CHP as well as all 
Californians.  Officer Youngstrom was a valued member of the CHP family, a dedicated officer 
and soldier who gave his life serving the people of California.  He now joins a distinguished 
group of heroes whose names are engraved upon the CHP Memorial Fountain and who will forever 
be remembered for their valiant sacrifice and service."
“On behalf of the men and women of the California Highway Patrol, I wish to thank all of 
those who have kept Officer Youngstrom, his family and friends in their thoughts and prayers.  
We will be forever grateful for the continued support of the public, the public safety 
agencies and Good Samaritans that rendered their assistance to our officer at the scene, 
and the community and medical personnel following Tuesday’s tragic events.  That support 
gives all of us strength during these moments of grief and mourning.”
Officer Youngstrom entered the CHP Academy in August 2005 and was assigned to the CHP’s 
Contra Costa Area upon graduation in February 2006. He transferred to the CHP’s Golden Gate 
Division headquarters in January 2009 and had just transferred back to the Contra Costa Area 
office on Aug. 1, 2012. 
He served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1994 to 2000, attaining the rank of Specialist. 
Officer Youngstrom is the 223rd CHP officer to be killed in the line of duty since 1929.  
He was 37.
Officer Youngstrom is survived by his wife, Karen, two sons and two daughters, parents, 
Gaylord and Jill Youngstrom of Riverside, Calif., four brothers and a sister.
In honor of Officer Youngstrom, there will be a bell-ringing ceremony, Thursday.  All CHP 
employees are invited to attend the brief ceremony which will be held at 1700 hours at 
the CHP Academy.  The uniform of the day for uniformed personnel will be short sleeve 
shirt and appropriate hat commensurate with rank.     
R. J. JONES, Assistant Chief
Assistant Commissioner, Field

Info from the California Association of Highway Patrolmen:

Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, ID 18063, died September 5, 2012, a day after being shot 
by a violator on the side of Interstate 680 in Walnut Creek, California.

Officer Youngstrom is survived by his wife, Karen, two daughters, two sons, his parents, 
Gaylord and Jill Youngstrom, four brothers and a sister. 

A CAHP Cares account is being established to assist the Youngstrom family.  Donations 
will be collected through October 31, 2012, at which point all contributions will be 
forwarded to the memorial fund established for the family.

To contribute, please make checks out to “CAHP Cares” and on the memo line of the 
check, write “Youngstrom Family.”  This will ensure the donation is appropriately 
directed to the memorial fund. 

Checks can be sent to:

CAHP Cares
2030 V Street
Sacramento, CA 95818

Please contact the CAHP at (916) 452-6751 with any questions.

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Just a test!

This is real.

There are lots of graphics, so it may take a while to load. Please be patient.

My wife was killed in a car crash on April 6, 1999.
Click here to read more about it.

I was a CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL Officer for 20 years from 1985 to 2005.

To the right is the logo of the California Association of Highway Patrolmen (CAHP). Yes, we do have women in the CHP, but the association is not politically correct enough to change the name.

On June 16th, 1998, I started doing traffic reports in the mornings for the CHP on KGTV - Ch.10 in San Diego. I was usually on Monday-Friday between 11:00am and Noon, and 5:00pm and 6:00pm. When I retired from the CHP, I went to work for KUSI until 2010. On June 7, 2010, I returned to KGTV doing news and traffic from their helocpter, Sky10.

If you have any questions about the CHP, I can be reached at the e-mail address below.

Click the yellow ball to go to.......
  Doonesbury Comic Stip, he CHP and Me   New Traffic Laws for 1999
  Lots of CHP Terms Explained   Newspaper Article About My Shooting
  My Links Page   CHP Chain of Command (funny)
  Statistics from the CHP   My Photos
  Current Incidents on California Roads   How to Enroll in the Cherokee Nation
  CHP Officers Killed in the Line of Duty   Building your own Web Site Help
        (somewhat out of date)
  A Glossary of CHP abbreviations I wrote in 1999.
They are now used on the CHP "Current Incidents" website

I am also a member of the CHEROKEE NATION. . If you have any questions about enrolling in the CHEROKEE NATION, I will be happy to offer some suggestions.

Click Here to visit my other website on North American Indian History.

I worked at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston during the APOLLO & SKYLAB missions as a computer operator in Mission Control. I am still very interested in space exploration and other scientific endeavors.

See the link page for "LIVE TRAFFIC CONDITIONS UPDATE" from the Caltrans database.

This site's address is:       © 1996-2013

Push the button to make the music start

-1970s "CHiPs" TV show's theme (No, I seldom watched it)

-The 1955 TV show theme song to "Highway Patrol" with Broderick Crawford

Click here for HQ copy of CHiPS TV intro on YouTube

-Dragnet (only 9 notes, but almost everyone recognizes it)

-Dragnet (the longer version - doesn't always work)

-Dragnet (the longer version - doesn't always work)

Click here for 1 minute Dragnet promo on YouTube

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since September 4, 2005

( © copyright 1996-2013) Phil Konstantin

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