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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.
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.
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.
Read The Mercury News editorial on the Ghost Ship tragedy.
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.
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.