Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Lucas Forrest Chellew

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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Reflections for Officer Lucas Forrest Chellew

Rest in peace, brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

February 22, 2021

I miss ya Officer 19402! I wanna like you when i grow up. Rest In Peace.

William Jin
Future SWAT Member or K-9 handler

April 10, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Chellow.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 6, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

February 22, 2020

We must continue to thank you and your loved ones for your armed forces service and your service with our CHP. A burden shared can be lessened and there are many good people that were and are deeply saddened and hurt by your loss. To honor your life, service and sacrifice; we will continue to support all of law enforcement; our first responders and service members, and live our lives in the best ways we can; to always do the right thing and to help others. I know you will never be forgotten. Love is eternal; it transcends all things; time, space, and even our passing from this place. In memorium, with all respect.

Citizen Volunteer
Los Angeles Police Department

February 23, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 30, 2018

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

Godspeed Officer Chellew,
Thank you for your sacrifice and may the Lord comfort your family and friends during this extremely sad time.

Ken McCallister, Detective #1869 (Retired)
H.I.D.T.A. - Tactical Narcotics Team
San Diego County Sheriff Dept.

Detective Ken McCallister
San Diego County Sheriff

April 29, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 1st anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 22, 2018

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

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