We regret to advise you that a Louisiana Police Officer
was killed and 2 Sheriff's deputies were critically wounded when they were
shot by an assailant while responding to a mobile home fire yesterday. While we
normally do not posted Law Enforcement LODD's. this has too many similarities
to the double Firefighter LODD in West Webster, NY-so we wanted to pass this
on. Cops arrested Wilbert Thibodeaux, 48, suspected of fatally
shooting the Chitimacha Tribal police officer and critically wounding 2
St. Mary Parish sheriff's deputies after allegedly setting fire to a mobile
home in south Louisiana, where an elderly man's body was found. The
Chitimacha Tribal Police Officer was pronounced dead at the scene of the
shootings in Charenton, while two St. Mary Parish sheriff's deputies were
critically wounded and taken to local hospitals.
Cops identified the deceased man in the mobile home as
Eddie Lyons, 78, of Charenton. Detectives suspect Lyons was shot by Thibodeaux
before the fire. The slain officer was married and had two grown children. The
Sheriff's Deputies are in critical but stable condition.
Thibodeaux has been charged with two counts of first degree
murder, two counts of attempted first degree murder, and one count of arson.
Our condolences to all affected.