The CHP family mourns the loss of Officer Lucas Forrest Chellew, I.D. 19402, who was killed in the line of duty on Feb. 22, 2017. Officer Chellew, 31, was involved in a traffic collision while in pursuit of a motorist in South Sacramento. Officer Chellew suffered major injuries and was transported to University of California, Davis, Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.
Family, friends and students gathered at Saul Martinez Elementary School in Mecca Friday morning to remember the life of fallen California Highway Patrol Officer, Saul Martinez, who died in the lined of duty 20 years ago.
Doug Villars, president of the California Association of Highway Patrolmen reads the poem ‘The monument’ written by the late Sgt. George Hahn of the LAPD during the 41st Annual California Peace Officers Memorial Ceremonies in Sacramento on Monday.
In May of each year, the CHP holds a memorial to pay tribute to those brave heroes who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty and afford special honor to those killed in the previous calendar year. In the CHP’s 88-year history, 227 heroes have lost their lives while courageously serving the people of California.
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