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Patrolman Rodney Joseph Trahan | Kaplan Police Department, Louisiana Kaplan Police Department, Louisiana


Rodney Joseph Trahan

Kaplan Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Friday, April 4, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Rodney Trahan was killed in an automobile crash during a vehicle pursuit of a speeding vehicle.

Another turned onto the roadway in front of Patrolman Trahan, causing a collision. Patrolman Trahan's vehicle continued into a lumber yard where it caught fire. Patrolman Trahan and the driver of the vehicle that turned in front of him were killed. The driver he was chasing continued to flee the scene.

Patrolman Trahan was a U.S. Army veteran.

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I remember Rodney. And I remember the night of the crash that took his way too short life. He was as dedicated as any officer could be. Great Family...

April 4, 2015


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