Officer Lucas Forrest Chellew

Officer Lucas Forrest Chellew

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Lucas Forrest Chellew

Officer Lucas Chellew was killed in a motorcycle crash near the intersection of Stockton Boulevard and Fruitridge Road, in Sacramento, while pursuing another motorcycle.

Officer Chellew's motorcycle crashed during the pursuit. The motorcyclist he was pursuing fled the scene but was arrested the following week. He was charged evading an officer leading to his death and grand larceny for stealing the motorcycle he was driving.

Officer Chellew was a U.S. Army veteran. He had served with the California Highway Patrol for eight years and was assigned to the South Sacramento Area Office. He is survived by his wife, daughter, son, parents and sister. His father was a retired CHP officer and his sister also serves with the agency.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 19402
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender In custody

stolen vehicle, vehicle pursuit

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Lucas was killed. Christine, I admire you for now attending the police funerals of Northern California officers who have fallen after Lucas and being there for others just beginning their grief journey.

To the Chellew family, fellow patrol officers, and all who call Lucas beloved as they make the pilgrimage to D.C. to see his name engraved on the Memorial, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I hope you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Chellew gave to his community and the citizens of California and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 22, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

May 10, 2018

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