Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

I am Chad's brother and I just want to thank everybody that posted a reflection for my brother. He was a great person and if it weren't for him I wouldn't be where I am today. Chad inspired me to pursue a career in law enforcement, I am a MP in the Air Force for another couple of years and then i will go back home to Acadia Parish. Maybe I will have the opportunity to work with some of ya'll that worked with Chad.

SSGt Barry Elkins
USAF

January 5, 2006

Brother Elkins,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Respectfully,
You’re Brothers in Blue


Untouchables Law Enforcement Motorcycle

December 2, 2005

To Officer Chad Lee Elkins, his loved ones and friends, and fellow officers:

On this the fifth anniversary week of your tragic death, please know that your valor, bravery and dedication to your job is remembered.

I hope that your family continues to be supported and cared for by their law enforcement family, and other police survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Officer Elklins gave to his community and the citizens of Louisiana, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 25, 2000.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

October 27, 2005

Officer Elkins memorial came up on my screen when I visited the ODMP today. I read his memorial and was really saddened by what had happened. A totally unfortunate incident. Hopefully the driver of the third vehicle, the person that left the scene, still remembers to this day what happened and has learned from this. My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Elkins that he is resting in peace, enjoying the kingdom of God, and also for the family he left behind. Rest in peace, thank you for your service.

Michigan

July 28, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

October 25, 2004

Some years have passed however you are remembered Brother. God's care for your family and members of the New Iberia Police Department.

Sr. Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

August 5, 2004

You served us proudly, rest in peace motorman.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

March 25, 2004

Well today is the third anniversary of your last tour of duty. We miss you but we know you are in a better place now watching the traffic at the pearly gates with Capt. Mestayer.

SGT ROGER CAILLOUET 414
NEW IBERIA POLICE DEPT.

October 25, 2003

My uncle was a Police Officer with the New Iberia Police Department for many years, retiring at the rank of Captain a couple years ago. Many years ago he had a motorcycle accident while on duty that almost ended his career. Growing up I always looked up to him and knew that I wanted to be a Police Officer when I grew up. I always thought that it would be a great job. I didn't realize the dangers Officers like Chad Elkins and my uncle faced until I became a Police Officer. I strongly believe it takes a special person to be a Law Enforcement Officer and I am sure that Chad Elkins was one of those people. Officer Elkins paid the ultimate price a Police Officer can pay, giving up his life in service to his community. I am very proud to be part of a brotherhood that men and women like Officer Elkins are a part of. May God bless the family, friends, and coworkers of Officer Elkins and guide those of us who are left to continue the work that I am sure Officer Elkins loved.

Officer Todd Riggins
St. Augustine Police Department
St. Augustine, Florida

Police Officer Todd Riggins
St Augustine Police Department

September 19, 2003

We will never forget you. Thanks for being a great friend, we will see ya, when we see ya.

The PD

Anonymous

May you now watch over the rest of us. God Bless your Friends and Family. Most of all the people you worked with. Rest in Peace my brother. You will not be forgotten.

Anonymous

Chad,

This is the second time I have been to view your reflections. Since the last time I have become close friends with many Motor Officers. You guys are so special in your own way. I have come close to many of these guys and I plan on becoming a Motor here before too long when the spot opens up. I will be the cities first female motor officer, but these guys are like brothers to me. Do me a favor and keeps us all safe. Even if I don't become a Motor, please help keep an extra eye on my friends. I know a close friend of yours who works for New Iberia and at times I feel like I know you. You will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Brother and be our Angel in Blue!!

Anonymous

We all miss you. You will remain with us forever.

Police Officer David Morvant
New Iberia Police Dept.

Well my Brother, it is had to belive that two years have passed since you left us. We still miss you every day. I know that you are in a much better place and we will meet again. I guess that we will have to keep on keeping on. I can still see those motorcycle boots up on the coffee table as you would kick back after joining me and Cyndi for supper. I hope the you like the wings on the window and the unit. I put enough strobes lights on it, so you should be able to see it from Heaven. I guess the angels must have had a funny look on their faces when you got there and looked around and said "Ce' Cest Something". Rest in Peace, Chad. You certainly earned it. C-Ya when I C-Ya, Da' Sarg.

Sgt. Keith Koen #411
New Iberia Police

Though I did not get the chance to know you. I know some of the people that you touched with your life. You are greatly missed by many. It is hard to comfort those who have lost a loved one and a great co-worker/friend like you. Today, I found out that the 25th of October 2001 was the exact date only a year later that you were taken from your friends, family and Law Enforcement Family. These times have been bad recently and more brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement have been taken, but you too my frined are not going to be forgotten. Watch over us all and "In pace requiescat". Rest in Peace.

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