Police Association of Lafayette

Lafayette Police Officer Simon Chiasson Killed in the Line of Duty 94 Years Ago

Today marks 94 years since Lafayette Police Officer Simon Chiasson was killed in the line of duty.

Simon Chiasson was participating in a manhunt for a man who killed two railroad employees near Vermilion Street and the railroad tracks. Officer Chiasson was fatally wounded in a shoot-out with the suspect. The suspect ran in the direction of Chiasson and fired one shot that struck the officer in the head. The offender was subsequently shot and killed.

Simon Chaisson was born in Scott, Louisiana, in 1877, Officer Chiasson served with honor since 1921. At the time of his death, Officer Chiasson was survived by his wife, Lea Breaux Chiasson, five daughters, Mrs. J.H. Hawkins, Mrs. A.J. Hanes, Mrs. Clebe Stutes, Mrs. S.J. Folory, and Bernadette Chiasson, and two sons, Robert and Simon Chiasson Jr.

Today we honor his service to our community and thank his family for given him to us. Today and everyday we #BackTheBlue.