Patrolman Rodney Joseph Trahan

Patrolman Rodney Joseph Trahan

Kaplan Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, April 4, 1969

Rodney Joseph Trahan

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.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit

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Rest in peace Patrolman Trahan. Young and heroic.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 13, 2018

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