CHP Honors Fallen Sac Division Officer With Bell Ceremony

The California Highway Patrol on Thursday honored the memory of California Highway Patrol Officer Lucas F. Chellew, who died in the line of duty on Wednesday.  Officer Chellew was on his CHP issued motorcycle and involved in a traffic collision while in pursuit of a suspect in South Sacramento.  He suffered major injuries and died later at UC Davis Medical Center.

Photo courtesy Robert Petersen

CHP officials conducted a special bell ringing ceremony on Thursday morning the West Sacramento CHP Academy on Reed Avenue.

Officer Chellew, 31, was an eight-year veteran of the CHP.  He graduated from the CHP Academy in West Sacramento in May 2009 and was assigned to the South Sacramento Area office.


Officer Chellew is survived by his wife; a daughter and son; his father, who is a retired CHP captain; his mother; and a sister, who is a CHP officer.


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