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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 crash

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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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15 years have come and gone but it only seems like yesterday when you left this world and entered into Heaven. I will never forget that day. You left this world too soon but God had better plans for you. Chad, you are missed by many! I love you Chad and miss you!

Samantha O'Brien
October 26, 2015


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