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 Chad 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. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 503

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash


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Chad, miss you
You was one of my inspiration
You always had a beautiful smile and took your job seriously
God called you early cause he needed someone to serve and protect
You gained your wings
You and my son always looked for the best in law enforcement.
Chad dance with sister Jean

Helena Domingue
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April 24, 2022

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