Deputy Sheriff Kevin Eugene Elium

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Eugene Elium

Tulare County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Friday, October 7, 2005

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Kevin Eugene Elium

Deputy Kevin Elium succumbed to injuries sustained earlier in the evening when he was involved in an automobile accident.

He and the department's chaplain were responding to backup another deputy. As Deputy Elium attempted to pass a vehicle, his patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree.

Both men were extricated from the vehicle. Deputy Elium was flown to University Medical Center where he died shortly after midnight. The chaplain was transported to a separate hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Deputy Elium had served with the Tulare County Sheriff's Office for 5 years. He is survived by his son and two daughters.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, October 6, 2005

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I’ll never forget the day we entered the Army together. Unfortunately I couldn’t find where you were stationed after graduation. I went to the 2nd Ranger Bn at Fort Lewis. First we invaded Panama then the Gulf War kicked up. I left the Army and went to work at Seattle PD. I always wondered where you were every time I drove through Castle Rock on my way to my home in Central Oregon. I was so shocked when I finally found you on this site. Something inside me knew you would be in law enforcement. I just wish I had another chance to catch up with you. You will be remembered forever by not only your close friends, but those you were kind to along the way.


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