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.
Since 1987, the CHP has offered a traffic safety outreach program to the Hispanic community, known as El Protector. It emphasizes education through dialogue with the community, instead of focusing on enforcement measures. The focus is the use of a CHP officer of Hispanic ancestry who is bilingual and bicultural. This officer is designated as “El Protector.” To spread the message, the officer attends neighborhood/town hall meetings, educational functions and community forums.
It’s afternoon on the Fourth of July. Is California Highway Patrol officer Reese McAllister out celebrating? No. Holidays, especially during the summer when Plumas County’s population swells, are the busiest for law enforcement.
Automobile collisions have been the leading cause of death for American teens for generations. Since 2007, Impact Teen Drivers has emerged as a leading non-profit organization dedicated to reversing this pervasive yet 100 percent-preventable crisis. Impact Teen Drivers’ mission is to change the culture of driving forever thereby saving lives not only in this generation of drivers, but also in all future generations of drivers.