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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

Session 1 of the Albany Police Academy sends its deepest condolences to the Chellew family and the California Highway Patrol. Rest in Peace Officer Lucas Chellew.

Albany Police Academy
Albany Police Department

February 26, 2017

Prayers for Officer Chellew's family! Tragic loss of another hero! Rest In Peace Sir! God Bless!

Survivor Melanie Richardson
Lafayette county Arkansas Sheriff's Office

February 26, 2017

Rest in Peace Office Chellew. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Chellew Family and the California Highway Patrol.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office
Wayne, New Jersey

February 26, 2017

The Promise: Always honored, never forgotten, forever grateful for his service to his community and to our nation.

Sgt. T Jake Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

February 26, 2017

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County sheriff's office

February 25, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Chellew. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at California Highway Patrol.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

February 25, 2017

R.I.P. BROTHER Chellew!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

February 25, 2017

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends. Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P. Waggle

February 25, 2017

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

February 25, 2017

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452) Los Angeles Police Department retired

Retired Elected Sheriff, Jim Weaver
Jerome County Sheriff Office, Jerome, Idaho

February 25, 2017

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

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)

February 25, 2017

A real "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo Ret. (former MO)
Nassau County PD, NY

February 25, 2017

May the good lord give peace to Lucas' immediate family and CHP family

Special agent Mario Reyes
Texas Department of Public Safety

February 25, 2017

Rest in peace Brother Lucas.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlon
Nahant, MA PD

February 25, 2017

My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the CHP during this most difficult and tragic time.
R.I.P Motorman!

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic & Escort Unit

February 25, 2017

Chellew family we are so sorry for the loss of Lucas. Know he is always in our hearts and will be remembered as a hero! Ride tall with your wings Lucas, we have it from here

Officer Kellie Riley
California Highway Patrol

February 25, 2017

Thank you brother. Rest in peace everlasting. You are forever in our thoughts and prayers.


February 25, 2017

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one who’s blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission
Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 24, 2017



February 24, 2017

I knew this fine young man. He was a solid citizen who loved his country, his family and his profession. May God have mercy on his soul and may his family find a way through this pain and sorrow. Lucas's father and sister are with the CHP (Dad is retired). He leaves two young children. When you get the chance please say a prayer for Lucas and his family. Thank you.

Joe Neary
Ret. East LA patrolman

February 24, 2017



February 24, 2017

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno- Honor Guard Member
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

February 24, 2017

Thank you for your unselfish service. RIP brother

Lieutenant Joseph P Manley
Nahant Police Department

February 24, 2017

Thank you for your service to your state and this great nation. Your sacrifice shall not be soon forgotten.

James Lopey. Asst. Sheriff (RET)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office

February 24, 2017

The Chellew Family has unselfishly served our country, communities and citizens. My heartfelt thoughts I offer to the entire Chellew and CHP families. GodSpeed!

Lieutenant Todd Rasmussen, Ret
Granite District Police
Salt Lake City, Utah

February 24, 2017

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