Detective Chaney Joseph Champagne

Detective Chaney Joseph Champagne

Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, July 31, 2003

Chaney Joseph Champagne

Detective Chaney Champagne and Sergeant Kurt Harrelson were killed when their patrol car collided with a truck on State Highway 308.

At approximately 1530 hours, Detective Champagne and Sergeant Harrelson were responding to a call reporting an elderly woman had driven her car into a canal and the car was filling with water. While enroute, their car slid on the rain slicked road into an oncoming truck. Both officers were killed as a result of the collision.

Detective Champagne had served with the LaFourche Parish Sheriff's Department for 22 years, and is survived by his mother, two sisters, and four brothers.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 732

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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