Police Officer II Chad Lee Elkins

Police Officer II Chad Lee Elkins

New Iberia Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, October 25, 2000

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Chad Lee Elkins

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.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 503

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Chad, I miss you so much and think about daily. You were the first call I received of officer down and it recasted all of us. I sent all patrol to our secondary frequencies to pray for you. We prayed for you to get through. I thank you for our last conversation we had under that beautiful oak tree, and am grateful for how u filled in when I needed help in dispatch! I love you sweet friend! RIP|yvonne

Yvonne Puckett
New Iberia Pd

February 4, 2021

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