Detective Chaney Joseph Champagne

Detective Chaney Joseph Champagne

Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, July 31, 2003

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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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Rest in peace Detective Champagne.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 16, 2019

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