Detective Sergeant “Woody” Harrelson was my Brother and I miss you.
Sergeant Kurt E. Harrelson
Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Department, Louisiana End of Watch: Thursday, July 31, 2003
Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 10 years
Cause: Automobile accident
Incident Date: 7/31/2003
Sergeant Kurt Harrelson and Detective Chaney Champagne were killed when their patrol car collided with a truck on State Highway 308. At approximately 1530 hours, Sergeant Harrelson and Detective Champagne 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 to the call, their car slid on the rain slicked road into an oncoming truck. Both officers were killed as a result of the collision.
Sergeant Harrelson had served with the LaFourche Parish Sheriff’s Department for over 10 years, and is survived by his wife, 10-year-old son, and 4 year-old-daughter.