Louisiana State Police Investigate Death of Lafourche Parish Deputy
Thibodaux – On April 2, 2023, detectives assigned to the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations were requested by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office to investigate a fatal crash involving a Lafourche Parish deputy. The crash occurred just before 5:00 a.m. on Louisiana Highway 1 near Klienpeter Road in Thibodaux.
The initial investigation revealed an officer with the Houma Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The suspect fled at a high rate of speed. Police pursued the suspect and, at some point during the pursuit, the suspect stopped. Officers attempted to negotiate with the suspect who sped off and rammed into a Lafourche Parish deputy’s unit stopped nearby.
The deputy sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries.
This is an active investigation and further information will be released when it becomes available.
TFC Thomas Gossen
Louisiana State Police
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