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Police Officer II Chad Lee Elkins

New Iberia Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, October 25, 2000

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Reflections for Police Officer II Chad Lee Elkins

Chad, I miss you so much and think about daily. You were the first call I received of officer down and it recasted all of us. I sent all patrol to our secondary frequencies to pray for you. We prayed for you to get through. I thank you for our last conversation we had under that beautiful oak tree, and am grateful for how u filled in when I needed help in dispatch! I love you sweet friend! RIP|yvonne

Yvonne Puckett
New Iberia Pd

February 4, 2021

I am kind of choked up as I type this. I read all of the reflections dedicated to you. Only to have known you, which I was blessed!

I am laughing through my tears remembering the times that you worked with us in Communications. Although at the time I was with the SO, we literally planned the meals we were going to cook just to watch you pig out! I am certain that I can speak for Bridget, Charlotte, Ms. Debbie, Aunt Claire, Ms. Wendy, Ms. Linda and Ms. Sheila that work was truly a party and a hilarious time when you dispatched with us! Twelve hours flew the heck by only for Sunday to come and we do it all over again. God forbid when those pots weren’t stinking when you thought they should have been....ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS!!!! You could never stop talking about your wife, the baby nor your parents and siblings. If only you all could have seen the joy in his eyes and laugh at the humor when he described moments about things that happened.
BUT... that dreadful accident, those lines went crazy!!! The worst words ever to hear, “OFFICER DOWN” and to do roll call, call your number and nothing....talk about hurt couldn’t explain it for anyone I could see through a flood of tears. What was crazier was that we were all on shift again when the procession passed in front of the Comm Center and PD and took you took you to your resting place. Torn up..... You surely made your mark and left it EVERYWHERE!!! Such a beautiful spirit.

What brings all of this to the forefront? I saw one of the biggest picture of you Wednesday at LPSO painted by Major Fournet. It is beautiful!

I am certain that you are flying high, it’s not even a question because you did everything real big!

Continue to Rest in Paradise Elkins!

Oh! Before I go, Mayor DeCourt FINALLY re-established the PD, our AC is Brandon keeping EVERYBODY in check, our Major is Barnett running code and keeping the hype up, Thib is our IA Officer and Laura is our SRO!

Detective C. Mitchell
NIPD former IPSO Comm Deputy

December 1, 2018

15 years have come and gone but it only seems like yesterday when you left this world and entered into Heaven. I will never forget that day. You left this world too soon but God had better plans for you. Chad, you are missed by many! I love you Chad and miss you!

Samantha O'Brien
Cousin

October 26, 2015

Chad was a dear friend of mine. We worked together in "The Berry". He was a "go-getter". I think about him every time I see a motorcycle officer. I know he was doing what he loved to do. I miss you, Chad.

POIIIA John Medlin, Jr.
Teammate NLU-Monroe?UL-Lafayette Police Dept.

December 30, 2011

Today marks 9 years since your last tour of duty. It's crazy day before yesterday Top Gun was on TV and that brought back alot of memories of the countless times you made me watch that movie with you. I would give anything to be able to watch it with you today. I met a deputy today that asked if we were related. Of course I was proud to say that you are my brother. He, just like every other cop I meet that had worked with you, told me how good of a person and a cop you were. Hope I am making you proud up there. I love you brother. You are missed by all.

Pofc Barry Elkins
Scott PD Brother

October 25, 2009

It's been 9 years... Feels like yesterday... Miss you and love you... Still just as hard and think of you everyday. So do your sister and brothers. They support me and it means alot.. Someday we will be together..Love you

Anonymous

October 25, 2009

This is sweet. I am just finding this ;) Was just thinking of Chad, so I googled him and found all of these sweet comments :) Will be a beautiful day when we are all together again!!!

Lyndsey Blaire
Sister

September 6, 2009

You're always on our mind and in our hearts. I took the boy's by your gravesite, and told them what an awesome guy you are. You're still alive and watching over us. RIP Brother..We Love You!

Eric, Parri, Brayden, and Landon Morrow
Brother-in-Law/Uncle to Boys

June 12, 2009

Hey Chad,
I just wanted you to know that I am trying to take care of Barry. I told him that I have all the respect for you in the world. When he met me he told me that it was hard looking at your picture at the Academy. He went by my desk and saw the picture I have kept up of you everywhere I work. He has become a great officer and I told him I have his back. Anyway, I am going to the memorial in DC next month just to see your name there. I miss you bro! You would be so proud of Barry cause I sure am. He is in good hands.

Miss you brother

Deputy Mike Kelly
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office

February 17, 2009

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 10, 2008

I went by the Louisiana Law Enforcement Memorial yesterday and looked at your name again. I have gone every year on your anniversary. I am fortunate that the memorial is in my district and I can go anytime I'm at work. Seven years. It's hard to believe it has been that long. Watch over every one mi' amigo.

Det. Roger Caillouet
NOPD

October 26, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

VAnDenBerghe
NH

October 20, 2007

Hey Chad, I just left the funeral home toninght and there were a bunch of the old gang there to say goodbye to David. His Funeral will be tomorrow and his mom is taking him home to Coushatta to rest. I know that he missed you everyday as we all did. I know that you were there to welcome him home. He is at peace now and his deamons can't get to him anymore. I remeber that David was so very proud of you and what you learned to do with that motor. He was down here to guide you and I guess now it is your turn to show him the ropes up there. In a way I am glad that you were not here to see what happened to our beloved department because I know it would have torn you apart. Cyndi still misses you and talks about how you would love to come eat dinner when working. She talked tonight about how you and David would love it when she would cook a roast and bring it to the station. I look at the picture every so often of you and David on your motors at night all strobed out. You take care my friend and take care of David. We will miss you both! Lots of Love my Brother, LT.

Retired LT. Keith Koen #304
New Iberia Police Department

September 21, 2007

Hi Chad :)
I am at work and had a long lost memory of you pop into my mind, so I googled your name and found this web site. I can't believe it's almost been six years since we found out that you were gone. I can still remember mom telling us...almost as if it were yesterday. I still always include you when people ask me how many brothers and sisters I have. I never got to tell you goodbye, and I still won't, I'll just say, until next time. Can't wait until you greet me at the gates with Jesus right next to you. I love you big brother.

Lauren Luquette
sister

April 19, 2007

Hey brother man I miss you!! I see Scott every now and then and am gonna have lunch with your mom hopefully next week. Your never forgotten and will be with me till I see you again.Hope your getting to fly now just dont need the plane to do it.

Derrick Smith
Friend

February 1, 2007

6 years man.... its been six years! i cant believe it, it seems like yesterday you and i were mud riden in the field next to our house. you were my best bro, i still remember you and amy bringen me everywhere with yall haha i was like you twos child haha! i wish you could be here today chad, i miss you like crazy and i just want to tell i wish you could see me now. i play football now, just like you wanted me to i want to make you proud big bro, save me a seat up there in heaven... i will see you in a couple of years... haha maybe 40 to 60 years, i dont know but i will see you again!

your lil bro:
NICK

i miss you!

Nicolas J. Luquette
younger brother

January 29, 2007

WOW CHAD. IT'S BEEN 6 YEARS. SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY. I MISS YOU MAN. I DON'T TALK TO RUSTY TO MUCH ANYMORE BUT I NEED TO. I KEEP YOUR PICTURE UP ON MY DESK. I MISS YOU BROTHER. YOU WERE A GREAT OFFICER AND I KNOW THAT YOU ARE ON EVERY TOUR WITH US. I HAD A ROOK ASK ME THE OTHER DAY WHO YOU WERE AND I TOLD HIM "A GREAT MAN"...YOUR STILL WITH BRO....MISS YOU

POFC MIKE KELLY
SCOTT CITY POLICE

January 2, 2007

Chad,
We are always thinking about you, and think about all the great times we had while you graced our lives in your presence. We know you are with us always. I miss our times together, and I think about you while listening to Cajun music, and spending time in the woods. Only God knows why things happen, and we know not to question it.
Love Ya Dude!

Eric, Parri, Brayden, & Landon Morrow
Brother/Sister-In-Law~Nephews

December 11, 2006

He was the best officer New iberia had

justin boudreaux
friend

November 18, 2006

Six years ago today you were killed doing something you loved. It's been a long six years and unfortunately our department no longer exists because of greedy politicians. Watch out over those of us who stayed true to the department and went elsewhere to take up the fight.

POI Roger Caillouet
NOPD

October 25, 2006

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

October 25, 2006

Well brother, it's been six years today since your last tour of duty. I am currently doing a tour of my own in the Middle East. Who would have thought, huh? I know that I don't have to worry about these terrorist because you are up there watching out for me. Other than my location, things are good, just got off the phone with Daddy, they are busy as usual with the new restraunt. Chad, I miss you more than I can explain on this reflection and I am looking forward to the day we meet again. Later brother.

SSgt Barry Elkins
USAF/Brother

October 25, 2006

G-d Bless.

October 25, 2006

I Love and miss you Chad, will see you again in Heaven.

Gabe
brother

October 12, 2006

My brother, Barry told me to come to this sight cause they have so many things about our brother...I read most of them, and wanted to thank everyone that left their reflections about Chad...it really means alot to us. and im sure he loves them as well. We will all see him again one day but...Till then, I love you Chad...Love,"Mah Mah"

Keri Ann Elkins

January 6, 2006

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