Deputy Sheriff Kevin Elium Tulare County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: Friday, October 7, 2005
Biographical Info Age: 34 Tour of Duty: 5 yrs Badge Number:Not available
Incident Details Cause of Death: Automobile accident Date of Incident: Thursday, October 6, 2005 Weapon Used: Not available Suspect Info:Not available
Deputy Kevin Elium succumbed to injuries sustained earlier in the evening when he was involved in an automobile accident.
He and the department's chaplain were responding to backup another deputy. As Deputy Elium attempted to pass a vehicle, his patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree.
Both men were extricated from the vehicle. Deputy Elium was flown to University Medical Center where he died shortly after midnight. The chaplain was transported to a separate hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Deputy Elium had served with the Tulare County Sheriff's Office for 5 years.