Sergeant Kurt E. Harrelson

Sergeant Kurt E. Harrelson

Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, July 31, 2003

Kurt E. Harrelson

Sergeant Kurt Harrelson and Detective Chaney Champagne were killed when their patrol car collided with a truck on State Highway 308.

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 enroute 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.

Sergeant Harrelson had served with the LaFourche Parish Sheriff's Department for over 10 years, and is survived by his wife, 10-year-old son, and 4 year-old-daughter.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 875

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Kurt...You're my brother...I miss you man, I really do...I haven't forgiven myself to this day for not being there more...I have 4 boys that never met you, but all know their Uncle Kurt's a hero, and know you had to go protect Heaven until we all get there...God, Kurt, man I never said it enough but I love you so much bro...I miss you...tell mawmaw hey and send our love...


November 17, 2015

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