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FullSizeRender(26)The Yuba Sutter area CHP would like to recognize Officer J. Hughes, and Officer Z. Farris for their efforts at a fatal collision on February 12, 2017.  When Officers Hughes and Farris arrived on scene of an overturned vehicle in a canal on Eager Road at Tierra Buena Road that evening, they observed a vehicle upside down in the water.  Without hesitation, they and several Sutter County Sheriff’s deputies and a Yuba City firefighter jumped into action and entered the canal.  They all worked together to tilt the vehicle on its side so the occupants could escape.  They discovered two male and two female passengers in the vehicle.  The two male passengers were assisted from the vehicle through a broken window.  Unfortunately, the two females did not make it and succumbed to injuries sustained from this tragic chain of events.  The driver was subsequently arrested for felony DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter. Officers Hughes and Farris were not wearing a cape that day, but a badge.  Without hesitation, they instinctively did what they took an oath to do – risk their lives rather than swerve from the path of duty.  Their quick actions and those of all other first responders on scene were nothing short of heroic.  Very well done!

The UCA is honored to have California Highway Patrol officer Zach Farris compete in the UCA Battle of the Badges April 11, 2015. Farris  defeated Steven Lee, Sedgwick Sheriffs Dept (Kansas) in a back and fourth battle. Farris and Lee would receive the UCA Golden Fists award for their performance. Zach Farris is currently the UCA 4th ranked Welterweight.