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Police Officer II Chad Lee Elkins | New Iberia Police Department, Louisiana New Iberia Police Department, Louisiana

Police Officer II

Chad Lee Elkins

New Iberia Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 25, 2000

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 503

Cause: Motorcycle accident

Incident Date: 10/25/2000

Weapon: Automobile

Suspect: Charged with traffic offenses

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Officer Elkins was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a vehicle while he was escorting a funeral procession.

The vehicle which struck Officer Elkins had been stopped at a stop sign. This driver's view was impaired by other vehicles. However, the driver proceeded into the intersection when a third driver signaled that it was clear. A collision with Officer Elkins resulted. The driver of the third vehicle fled the scene. The driver who struck Officer Elkins was charged with failure to yield.

Officer Elkins had been employed with the New Iberia Police Department for four years, and is survived by his wife.

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Chad was a dear friend of mine. We worked together in "The Berry". He was a "go-getter". I think about him every time I see a motorcycle officer. I know he was doing what he loved to do. I miss you, Chad.

POIIIA John Medlin, Jr.
Teammate NLU-Monroe?UL-Lafayette Police Dept.
December 30, 2011

 

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