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Posted by: thepinetree on 04/17/2019 05:53 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 04/18/2019 08:00 PM
Expires: 01/01/2024 12:00 AM
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Retired CHP Officer Al Courtright Has Passed Away (Updated with Photo)

San Andreas, CA...From the San Andreas CHP Office..."San Andreas CHP is saddened to report the sudden passing of Retired Officer Al Courtright on April 14, 2019. Officer Courtright began his career with CHP on July 18, 1966 and was assigned to the Baldwin Park area. Al transferred to San Andreas in 1971, serving the citizens of Calaveras County for 26 years, retiring from the San Andreas Office on December 29, 1997. After his career with the CHP he joined the Calaveras County Sheriff Department as a Reserve Deputy and Court Bailiff. Prior to the CHP, Officer Courtright served in the U.S. Marine Corps.






He is survived by his wife Kathy, his daughter Kary Ott, son Mark Courtright, daughter Rachel Crosby, nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. He is preceded in death by his son Michael Courtright.

Al will be greatly missed by all."


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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-04-17 18:05:46   By: Anonymous
 
I don't remember him? There needs to be a picture posted of him in his uniform here. RIP Officer.

Anyone else remember Ticket Ted? LOL He is still kickin around in Moke Hill.

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Re: remembering
Posted on: 2019-04-17 18:41:27   By: Anonymous
 
Yes I remember him. Good man. I have known him for years. Signed, SRS

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    Re: remembering
    Posted on: 2019-04-17 18:42:22   By: Anonymous
     
    Wait, is he the Sheriff reserve who lived up in Arnold?

    Why no picture of the man?

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      Re: remembering
      Posted on: 2019-04-17 18:57:15   By: Anonymous
       
      Great man used to do the hunter safety course also

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        Re: remembering
        Posted on: 2019-04-17 20:08:02   By: Anonymous
         

        truly a good person. Remember so many times at Camp Conell.
        He gave our son his original hunter safety course. God Bless.
        Les (aka skidmark)

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      Re: remembering
      Posted on: 2019-04-18 06:48:04   By: Anonymous
       
      No 📷? Well this is the PINETREE.
      Sorry but truth does hurt at times.
      What a thankless job most of the times, and very stressful.
      It takes a very special person to deal with this type of work on a daily basis.
      Thank you sir
      Condulences to the family and friends

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Sad.
Posted on: 2019-04-17 19:36:30   By: Anonymous
 
He was a good Man & friendly as well.

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So, sorry....
Posted on: 2019-04-17 20:18:39   By: Anonymous
 
Al was such a nice man, and a good, even-handed officer, as well. He’ll really be missed. Condolences to his family.

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    Re: So, sorry....
    Posted on: 2019-04-17 20:51:22   By: Anonymous
     
    Its people like Al Courtright that made this community what it is. He was a great guy, always took time to listen and educate. Fair and Honest.
    Al will be missed by all that knew him.
    Rest in Peace Brother

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      Re: So, sorry....
      Posted on: 2019-04-17 21:37:18   By: Anonymous
       
      Ditto! As I read the comments, I was forming the words in my head for mine, and then I read yours. Same!
      He was smart, tough, but reasonable, and fair. Exactly as a good CHP should be. He knew this community and everyone knew him.
      He did good work and made a difference in his life—as we all should do.
      Article said “sudden” passing. Anyone know what happened?
      RIP.

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        Re: So, sorry....
        Posted on: 2019-04-18 09:09:43   By: Anonymous
         
        The definition to great and good come to mind when you think of this man. Al was one of those CHP's that fit into this community. He was respectful to all in the community and will be sorely missed by all that knew him. When I moved here in 88 I went looking for him as he had a friend and former Co worker from The San Gabriel division who was a fellow Motor Officer with him. That man told me to introduce myself to him who then was a Laytonville, Ca. CHP resident Patrol Officer
        I walked up to him and asked if he missed the So. Cal motor division and what a smile came to his face. He's up there with many who have made the trip ahead of him, Tim Moon, Jim Strong and the lot. RIP Brother. Prayers to you and your family Kathy..

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My dad my hero
Posted on: 2019-04-18 12:56:21   By: Anonymous
 
This is Rachel and my dad was a hero to all who knew him and I am broken without him. I will send a picture I just need to know where to send it for this post

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    Re: My dad my hero
    Posted on: 2019-04-18 14:14:33   By: Anonymous
     
    Hi, Rachel-
    So, so sorry for your inestimable loss.

    Send pic to:

    news@thepinetree.net.

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    Re: My dad my hero
    Posted on: 2019-04-19 09:53:53   By: Anonymous
     
    Rachel (Ruthie) Your dad was one of the best. Just knowing he is not here saddens me beyond words. Thank you for sharing the pic. Love to you, your mom and the rest of the family.

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      Re: My dad my hero
      Posted on: 2019-04-20 10:26:34   By: Anonymous
       
      Yes he was a hero and beautiful human being! Every time we had Al over for dinner it was an amazing joyful memory. Every time I ran into him in town, my day was imminently lifted!
      I'm sure he made everyone he knew feel as special as I felt in his presents!
      He will be sorely missed! My sympathy to Al's family and to all who loved him as we did!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-04-18 15:54:12   By: Anonymous
 
Al was polite, handsome, professional, giving, and one of our best friends. We miss him. He will be missed this weekend at the DSA dinner where he would have been tending bar with all the other “old guys”. Al was a true prince of a man. Thanks for sharing him with the community Kathy. We love you.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-04-18 17:14:48   By: Anonymous
     
    Just last month he was visiting a friend of his and being a kind man, he handed me a Gatorade entering a private community. He had done this numerous times before. Didn’t know him well but, could tell by his voice, a good man.. RIP

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-04-18 17:41:01   By: Anonymous
 
Doesn't seem possible. So young and such a fine, upstanding member of the community and the CHP. Sincere condolences to family and loved ones. I hope hearing and reading the wonderful remembrances people have about you husband, dad and friend will help bring some measure of comfort at this difficult time.

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Hero
Posted on: 2019-04-18 21:42:34   By: Anonymous
 
Have to agree Rachel (Ruthie) he is a HERO!!! So many memories to share not enough space to post. Best memory getting up before he came on duty and posting Burma Shave Signs from Lakemont to EPG "Lordy Lordy Al is Forty and he was able to find out who was responsible later stopping by and getting on his Public Address PA and calling me out. He was my secret angel.

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    Al Courtright
    Posted on: 2019-04-19 11:04:53   By: Anonymous
     
    So very sorry to Al's family. I met Al when he and his family first moved to Arnold, went to school with his children and became a better man because of him.
    When my Dad passed away in 1977, he pulled me over just to tell me if I needed anything just call. Through the years everytime I saw him, he would pat me on the back and ask" how u doin Michael " He was always there, would give us all breaks. He was a hero,a friend and a mentor.. Love you Al

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-04-21 07:44:30   By: Anonymous
 
Thanks for the photo.


RIP and thx for your service

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