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CACEO's Officer Safety Committee offers these additional resources to both Code Enforcement Officers (CEO) and the general public to increase awareness of the vital role CEOs play in public safety.

 

Man who shot Long Beach code enforcement officer in face gets 25 years

Published in the Press Telegram on June 16, 2015 and updated on September 1, 2017

Read the City News Service's story on a man sentenced to 25 years in prison for an attempted murder charge and two counts of assault on a peace officer with a semiautomatic firearm.

 

The View From Here: Code Enforcement A Dangerous And Dirty Job

August 22, 2017

Listen to a Capitol Public Radio environmental reporters perspective as she rides along with a CEO and learns of the types of hazards he encounters.

 

Editorial: Ghost Ship tragedy shows public safety is everybody’s job

February 17, 2017

 Read The Mercury News editorial on the Ghost Ship tragedy.

 

Code Enforcement Officer Killed During Routine Inspection

November 14, 2008

Read the story of the murder of Rodney Morales, an Aurora, Colorado code enforcement officer killed during routine inspection.  The suspect would eventually be captured and on October 23, 2009, an Adams County jury this afternoon found Harry Denard Williams guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Rodney Morales.

 

'Sausage King's' Own Surveillance Tapes in His Factory Prove His Guilt in Murders

October 20, 2004

Read this story, sourced from the Contra Costa Times and Associated Press, about the murder of three inspectors and the attempted murder of a fourth, in San Leandro, California.  Stuart Alexander aka The Sausage King, died in his cell on Death Row in December 2005 while awaiting execution.

 

Defining Cases:  A Triple Murder, A 20-Car Pursuit, and A Final Highway Gun Battle

Originally published on August 20, 1992; republished in the Bakersfield Californian on September 13, 2014.

Read the story of the senseless murders of Code Enforcement Officer Cynthia Volpe, her husband, and her mother, by Robert Lezella Courtney, who died in a gun battle with police while wearing a bullet-proof vest.