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Former CHP Officer, Eyewitness of the ‘Newhall Incident’ Shares His Story

On April 5, 1970, law enforcement institutions across the country were forever changed when four California Highway Patrol officers were gunned down by career ex-convicts in what is now known as the “Newhall Incident.” In this video, Dr. Alan Pollack and E.J. Stephens of the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society interview retired CHP Officer Erwin Holmes who, along with his partner Richard Robinson, were the third CHP unit on the scene.

For more information about the Newhall Incident, please visit scvhistory.com

This interview was originally taped on September 1, 2021.

This program was produced by SCVTV in partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society.

Executive Producer: Leon Worden

Executive Director, Camera, Post Production: Jessica Boyer

Camera: Patricia Silva

Hosts: Dr. Alan Pollack & E.J. Stephens

Special thanks to Hilton Garden Inn Valencia Six Flags Magic Mountain.

(c) 2022 SCVTV
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