Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 years
Badge # 503
Cause: Motorcycle accident
Incident Date: 10/25/2000
Suspect: Charged with traffic offenses
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.