Detective Chaney Champagne was my Brother and I miss you.
Detective Chaney Joseph Champagne
Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Department, Louisiana End of Watch: Thursday, July 31, 2003
Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 22 years
Badge # 732
Cause: Automobile accident
Incident Date: 7/31/2003
Detective Chaney Champagne and Sergeant Kurt Harrelson were killed when their patrol car collided with a truck on State Highway 308.
At approximately 1530 hours, Detective Champagne and Sergeant Harrelson 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, their car slid on the rain slicked road into an oncoming truck. Both officers were killed as a result of the collision.
Detective Champagne had served with the LaFourche Parish Sheriff’s Department for 22 years, and is survived by his mother, two sisters, and four brothers.