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.
California Highway Patrol’s Air Operations Program has spent 2017 in the headlines so far. At the end of January, the unit’s rotorcraft performed two hoist rescue missions in one day in San Francisco’s Bay Area. Then in February, its rotorcraft were on the scene as the Oroville Dam threatened mass flooding.
You’ve received reports of suspicious activity going on behind the DMV office. You arrive to find a man with his head down mumbling to himself. When he looks up to notice that the person who is approaching is an armed officer of the law, the man pulls a knife on himself and eventually threatens you, the responding officer, with the knife.
A Yreka CHP officer went above and beyond to help a family that was hit by a reckless driver. The officer drove the elderly woman and her daughter to the airport after their car sustained major damage.
An area resource officer from Placerville’s California Highway Patrol on routine patrol Monday morning in Grizzly Flat reportedly was assaulted by a man found passed out in a vehicle that matched one that had been reported driving recklessly in the rural area in recent weeks.
Thank you to Fort Tejon, Bakersfield and Grapevine CHP for another tremendous event. The 2017 Tips for Chips Fundraiser at the Outback Steakhouse raised $33,000 for the Widows and Orphans’ Fund!T Thank you to everyone involved for all your hard work.
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