La. officer dies of injuries sustained in funeral procession crash

Officer Jason Seals was escorting a funeral procession when a car pulled out in front of him

Duty Death: Jason Seals - [Slidell, Louisiana]

End of Service: 11/17/2018

The Advocate

SLIDELL, La. — Slidell police officer Jason Seals, who was injured in a September motorcycle accident while escorting a funeral procession, has died.

The announcement was made by Slidell police Saturday morning.

Pictured is Officer Jason Seals. (Photo/ODMP)
Pictured is Officer Jason Seals. (Photo/ODMP)

Seals was traveling westbound on U.S. 190 just after noon on Sept. 25 when a vehicle pulled in front of him as he left Honaker Funeral Home with the funeral procession. Seals slammed into the vehicle and was ejected from his motorcycle, landing at least 50 feet away.

“Jason was a model officer who was beloved by his family, his fellow officers, and the citizens of our community," Slidell police chief Randy Fandal said Saturday morning in a news release. "We are broken, but we are focused on providing prayers and support to Jason’s family. He left behind a loving wife, three kids, and many others who loved him dearly. This is going to be a very difficult time for our Slidell Police family.”

Funeral arrangements have not been released.

Bringing Officer Seals Home to Slidell

We just brought Officer Jason Seals home to Slidell. Thank you to St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1 and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office for assisting us with Jason's transport. Funeral plans are still being discussed, and we will release that information as soon as it is avaiable. Thank you all for your prayers and support.

Posted by Slidell Police Department on Saturday, November 17, 2018


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