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September 28, 2013
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La. rookie cop killed in 2-vehicle crash

Officer Dustin Hamilton, 24, died at the scene after his cruiser collided with another vehicle

By PoliceOne Staff

BATON ROUGE, La. — An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy died in a car crash Friday night.

Officer Dustin Hamilton, 24, died at the scene after his cruiser collided with another vehicle, according to

"It was his life-long dream to work for the force," Casey Hicks said. "This is very devastating for our force, for his family.”

Hamilton joined the force two years ago.

The driver of the second vehicle was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, according to the report. 

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