Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Chaney Joseph Champagne

Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, July 31, 2003

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Reflections for Detective Chaney Joseph Champagne

Rest in peace brother in blue.
The watch is ours now.

God bless your family.

Pennsylvania State Police

Rest in peace Brother Chaney, you will not be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs PD OK

Rest in peace blue angel.


How incredibly tragic that these officers lost their lives while rushing to save the life of another. They made the ultimate sacrifice for their community. Our prayers go out to their families, friends and to our brothers and sisters in the LaFourche Parish Sheriff's Dept. We will not forget.

Honolulu Police Dept.

To Detective Chaney Champagne's Family, Friends, and Co-workers;
Our thought's and prayer's are with you all, and we pray that God will give you the comfort ,he has given us to get through this time of great sorrow. Thanks to Detective Champagne and all the other Hero's that have given there lives for our freedom. God Bless them all..

Sister of Officer Glenn H. Hicks- EOW 02/20/03

My thoughts and prayers are with Detective Champagne's family, friends and co-workers. You all will never be alone in your pain and giref. Your law enforcement family will always be with you. Psalm 55:22

Denise Nichols - surviving spouse
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

May God bless you and your family. May His angels protect your loved ones now and in the years to come. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

Virtute Et Armis

Inv. John Creamer
Tallahassee Florida Police Department

Rest in peace and God bless.


Our hearts go out to the family of Detective Chaney Champagne and Sergeant Kurt Harrelson. You can be very proud of them for their service to the community and their fellow man. May God bless you both and guide both of your families and coworkers through this most difficult of times. Be proud of them always. You served us well......RIP brothers. AC

Pennsylvania State Police

Rest in Peace will never be forgotten
Thank You for all that you have done...

“My Badge at Heart”

We band of Brothers and Sisters have fought so very hard
Protected our streets, our people, their homes
Protected the children, the aged and the tired
Protected each other, our brothers and our sisters
We prayed every night and every day since we swore to protect and uphold
God, let us return to those who too are so brave
Our mothers and fathers our brothers and sisters
God let me once again hold my wife, my sons and my daughters
Allow me to picnic with my family, celebrate a wedding, and sing happy birthday
God, please let me live to teach my sons to play catch and to watch my daughters dance
Please let me grow old with love, compassion, and strength
But most of all God, if you need me to lay down my life for another
Please, please tell my family, my loved ones, and my friends
I died not in vain, I sought no heroics
I died doing what I was proud to do
I died being who I was proud to be
I died, my badge at heart

Dedicated to all Blue Angels and their families
CPD, Retired


god bless the family of Detective Champagne

chief peaches guidry
mermentau la police dept



To Detective Champagne family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to yo

God Bless you

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio F. Miyares, Hialeah PD, FL, EOW 11/6/86



Yet another hero has had their life taken too soon. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Detective Champagne. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time.
Rest in peace for your watch here is over walk in heavens beat and guide us all to protect and serve others safely.

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service Kennesaw GA

To the family, friends and coworkers of this fine officer my heart and prayers are with you all. May you find comfort with each other and God. Rest in peace Deputy and thank you for a job well done.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Azure, EOW 08/06/02

God Speed, Brother.

P.O.K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

Heaven has two more angels to watch over the rest of the heros here on earth.
To the family, friends, and co-workers of Detective Champagne, I wish I could take away your pain, I know how BAD it hurts, I have been there! There is nothing I can say to ease your pain, I hope it helps to know you are in my prayers. Hold tight to the wonderful memories, that way he will live forever!! Lean on God and eachother for comfort.
True heros never die, they just watch us from above!!
Thanks for a job well done!!
Kristi Robinson
Girlfriend of Officer Linen, CA Highway Patrol, EOW 8/12/01

To all the heros in blue, I pray each night that you make it home safe to those that love you!! Thank you for your sacrafices and protecting us!! We can never repay you for all you do!! You have MANY heros watching you from above, and I know they are proud!!
You may not hear it enough, but you are angels here on earth, sent to protect those you love, and those you do not even know!! I am thankful for each and every one of you!!

Kristi Robinson
Survivor 2001

God Bless you and your friends and family.
Go rest in peace brother and thank you for all of your service as a Officer and a person.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Deputy Constable LC Downing
Wharton County Texas Pct 2

Rest In Peace Brother

Reserve Deputy

Rest in peace Brother Thank you for your service and may God be with your family and loved ones

Sgt LFear
Oblong Il Police Dpt

They were doing their best to help someone else....that's what heros do. May God bless Detective Champagne's family & friends and help them during this difficult time. May he help them lean on each other for comfort and remember all the good times they shared. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

Survivor of Trooper Calvin E. Taylor

Please remember the fallen officers we have lost. Remember the men and women who died trying to make this world a safer and better place for us all to live in. Thank you Detective Champagne for a job well done. Please continue to watch over us and protect us as only you can. You will forever be at our side and in our hearts.

For those of you who still have loved ones with us please take the time to tell them how much you appreciate and care about them.


If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.


There is no greater love than the love you showed in rushing to that woman's aid. You laid down your life for her. I do hope she was rescued.

We salute you.

Special Agent Darin L. Paul
FBI Agents Association

Thanks for caring about others and for a job well done! My thoughts are with your family, friends and fellow Officers.

Officer Julie Schmidt
Louisville Metro Police Dept. Louisville KY

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