Memorial Held for Active-Duty CHP Officer

Oceanside CHP officer Suerita Salas-Sides passed away following a battle with cancer

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    Local California Highway Patrol officers remembered one of their own on Saturday during a heartfelt memorial honoring a fellow active-duty officer who died of cancer earlier this month.

    CHP officer Suerita Salas-Sides, 34, worked out of Oceanside and passed away following a battle with cancer. She was a 10-year CHP veteran and well-respected among her peers.

    Saturday’s service for Salas-Sides was held at the Army and Navy Academy Chapel in Carlsbad.

    Many CHP officers in attendance wore leis to honor their colleague’s Guamanian heritage.

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