Detective Chaney Joseph Champagne

Detective Chaney Joseph Champagne

Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office, 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 approximately one mile north of Lockport.

At approximately 1530 hours, Sergeant Harrelson and Detective Champagne were responding to a call reporting an elderly woman had driven her car into a canal and the car was filling with water. While en route to the call, 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 Office for 22 years. He is survived by his mother, two sisters, and four brothers.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 732

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response

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Det. Champagne,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of LaFourche Parish. And to your Family and loved ones,, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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July 31, 2023

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