La. officer killed in funeral procession crash

Baton Rouge PD said 31-year-old Cpl. Shane Totty died from his injuries shortly after the Friday afternoon crash

Duty Death: Corporal Shane Totty - [Baton Rouge, Louisiana]

End of Service: 02/01/2019


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BATON ROUGE, La. — Authorities say a Louisiana police officer was killed after being hit while riding a motorcycle as part of a funeral procession.

In a news release, the Baton Rouge Police Department said 31-year-old Cpl. Shane Totty died from his injuries shortly after the Friday afternoon crash.

Police say a pickup truck crashed into Totty, who was escorting a funeral procession. The department says Totty was a four-year veteran of the force.

The crash is under investigation. Authorities have not identified the driver of the truck or said whether charges will be filed.

 

BRPD Cpl. Shane Totty, 31, a 4 year veteran succumbed from his traffic crash injuries late this afternoon at a local hospital. Please continue to keep the Totty family and our department in your prayers.

Posted by Baton Rouge Police Department on Friday, February 1, 2019

 

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