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Officer Lucas F. Chellew | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California


Lucas F. Chellew

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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Reflections for Officer Lucas F. Chellew


You have served this country with pride. Words cannot describe the feeling of sorrow I have for your family. With young children of my own and a wonderful wife and family. I feel feel for them... Rest in peace. Sorry we never met.

Police officer II Robert Chellew
June 2, 2017

Officer Chellew -

Thank you for your service to your country, your presence in your community and your devotion to family. You will always be a model for others to imitate, a symbol for others to be proud of and a reminder of the solemnity of purpose in the career you followed.

Rest in Peace.

Brian M. Hoffman - Boston, Massachusetts
(HM1,USN prior)
proud relative of Danny Ficken

Brian Hoffman - Civilian
relative of retired CHP veteran
May 24, 2017

Lucas died while living his adrenalin-fueld passion. Too bad that it was a scumbag who precipitated his death. Now, if we could only hope against hope that justice will be meted properly.

My condolences to his entire (extended) family. The pain will never go away, just lessen in intensity. God bless you all.

(Retired after 33 years of service, since 1992, '94 & '96; now living in Rough and Ready)
Google Resident Deputy Sheriff Weldon Travis for additional empathy.

Sgt. Weldon C. Travis (retired, 33 yrs)
Marin County Sheriff's Department
May 24, 2017

Rest in peace my brother. Lord, please watch over his family and friends. Let them find peace, and bring them comfort in their time of need. Bless his family who has been in service to the community, for being on the front lines of keeping us safe.Thank you Lucas.Thank you Chellew family.

Sgt. K Ford.
NYPD (Ret)Motor Off.for 7yrs
May 20, 2017

Rest In Peace CHP Motor Officer Lucas Chellew.

S.M. Skeen, CHP Motor Sgt. (Retired)
California Highway Patrol
May 15, 2017

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm FrankKapusta
Mohawk PD
May 4, 2017

The Judgement

The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass.

He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek? To my church have you been true?

The officer squared his shoulder and said, No, Lord, I guess I aint,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough,
And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.

But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep..
Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.

I know I don't deserve a place among the people here.
They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.

There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod.
As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell

- Author Unknown

Rhonda L. Fleming, State Correctional Officer (Ret)
California Department of Corrections
May 2, 2017

Rest In Peace officer Chellew. You will never be forgotten.

Cadet Kevin Cortopassi
Marina California Police Department
April 21, 2017

Rest Easy brother. We'll take it from here.

Explorer Caleb Crow
California Highway Patrol
April 13, 2017

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years. I pray that Lucas' life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011
April 1, 2017

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep you all in my prayers. RIP.

Frank J Corasaniti II, Fire Lieutenant
Retired Baltimore Fire Department
March 25, 2017

Rest in peace Officer Chellew. I ask Our Heavenly Father to comfort and watch over your family, friends and the California Highway Patrol. Thank you for your dedication and service. God's speed brother.

Chief Jack Cavanaugh
Lee County Port Authority Police Department
March 20, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department
March 20, 2017


Trooper J Jaynes
Arizona State Troopers
March 18, 2017

RIP Sir. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy. Protect from above.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)
March 16, 2017

So sorry to hear of Lucus's passing.
Lord keep our Children safe on duty & off ...
My Family sends condolences to Lucus's Family, Friends, Department, Community, & Country.
Thank you Lucus for your Brave & Unselfish Service .
RIP Lucus, Son of Valor with Honor.
Gone from Our Arms ... Forever in Our Hearts ...

Ms. Karen Morgan PSY & LE GRAD.
Eagles Wing Baptist Church,Sisseton ,SD
March 13, 2017


son of chp officer J V O'Brien
March 10, 2017

God's peace and speed Officer Chellew. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. R.I.P. Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago Police Department
March 7, 2017

I served with CHP Chellew in the U.S. Army and know that it was his dream to serve as a CHP. He has honored his country so much as a Soldier and as a CHP. Rest in Peace Lucas and prayers for all of his family.

Shay Caris
U.S. Army Retired
March 3, 2017

Rest in peace, Officer Chellew. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement
March 3, 2017

Thank you to you and your family for your service. Your commitment does not go without acknowledgment and tomorrow when you are looking down on your memorial procession, remember that you, your wife and children are in our prayers daily. Rest in peace.

a West Valley Family
March 3, 2017

God bless sir, I will say a prayer for you and your family tonight. We got it from here.

Deputy Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
March 3, 2017

Rest in peace my CHP brother! You and your family are in my family's thoughts and prayers!

Chief of Police (ret.)
Martinez PD
March 2, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of YHWH". Mattityahu 5:9

Rest In Peace, my brother. Thank you for your service. May GOD comfort your family and friends.

Retired Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department
March 2, 2017

Truly, an awful incident which should not have ever happened. May God blesss Officer Chellew's wife, daughter, his son, his sister and his mother and father. To Mr. Chellew, my deepest and sincere condolences to you sir, your son served both the California Highway Patrol, and the State of California with the highest values and ethics in his pursuit to serve and protect the people of California. Lucas will go to Heaven because he served the public to the best of his abilities. To Lucas' mother, your son soul is now in Heaven. He will forever watch over his two children, wife, sister and parents.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police
March 2, 2017


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