As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Officer Down: Officer Alfred Celestain - [New Orleans, Louisiana]
NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans police officer hurt during an on-duty car wreck over the weekend died from his injuries Monday night, according to authorities.
Alfred Celestain, 54, an 8th District officer, was removed from a life support system at LSU Interim Public Hospital about 9:15 p.m., said Dr. Frank Minyard, the New Orleans coroner.
Celestain rode with another officer when their patrol car collided with a pick-up truck about 4:30 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of St. Charles Avenue and St. Joseph Street in the Central Business District, said officer Janssen Valencia, an NOPD spokesman.
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