Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of CHP Officer


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Lucas F. Chellew:

“Anne and I join all Californians in offering our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Chellew, who worked day and night to keep the people of California safe. Officer Chellew’s great courage and sacrifice will never be forgotten.”

Officer Chellew, 31, was involved in a traffic collision tonight while in pursuit of a motorist in South Sacramento. He was transported to the University of California, Davis Medical Center, where he died of his injuries.

Officer Chellew served with the California Highway Patrol for eight years.

He is survived by his wife, Christina; a daughter and a son; father, Charles Chellew, a retired CHP captain; mother, Marion Chellew; and sister, Hanna Chellew, a CHP officer.

In honor of Officer Chellew, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.