Church Point - According to Church Point Police Chief, Dale Thibodeaux, on July 31, 2020, Captain Kevin Trahan passed away at approximately 10:30pm at St. Francis Hospital in Monroe. Chief Thibodeaux the following statement:
Capt. Trahan was in the hospital for a month due to complications caused by COVID-19, which Capt. Trahan acquired in the performance of his duties with the Church Point Police Department. Capt. Trahan began his Law enforcement career with the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Department in July 0f 1994 where he worked in several different divisions throughout his time there. Capt Trahan while at the Sheriff’s Department worked under Sheriff Ken Goss, and went on to also work under Sheriff Wayne Melancon. Upon completion of Sheriff Melancon’s term in office, Capt. Trahan came to work for the Church Point Police Department under Chief Albert Venable as a patrol officer.
In January of 2019, when I Chief Dale Thibodeaux began as Chief Officer Trahan was promoted to Captain and assisted in overseeing the operations of the Church Point Police Department and training of new officers. Capt. Trahan also worked the Narcotics and Warrant Division for the Police Department. The loss of Capt. Trahan will leave a great hole in the Police Department and he will be missed deeply. Capt. Trahan was a kind loving man who loved his family and grandchildren more than life itself. There was not one time that you would ask him to do something for you that he would not do it. Kevin was not only a coworker but was my family and brother. Kevin would take each young officer and try to instill the fact to them that you can do your job but do it in a professional and caring way. Capt. Trahan would say to treat people the way you would want an officer to treat your family. Capt. Trahan was the only one I knew that could bring you to jail and he was so kind you would thank him for bringing you to jail.
There is no doubt in my mind that he will be watching over each one of us and keeping us out of harm’s way. The Lord needed someone in Heaven with his kindness and generosity I guess but he sure took a great man that no one will ever be able to fill those shoes. Rest in Peace my friend and brother until we meet again. You may be gone but I can guarantee you that you will never be forgotten.
Arrangements will be posted later this date and Capt Trahan will be given a full Law Enforcement Funeral. Please use the attached picture of him in uniform when discussing Capt. Trahan on your news program or news article.
Chief of Police Dale Thibodeaux
Church Point Police Department