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Louisiana Deputy Killed by Fellow Officers During Domestic Dispute

September 26, 2014  | 

Lt. Nolan Anderson (Photo: St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office)
Lt. Nolan Anderson (Photo: St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office)

At 50, Lt. Nolan Anderson of LaPlace, La., had spent half his life as a member of the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office. Now, the Louisiana State Police is attempting to piece together the tragic series of events that led the 25-year veteran -- on duty and in uniform at the time -- to be shot and killed by colleagues after authorities say he opened fire on deputies who were responding to reports of a domestic dispute between Anderson and his wife Wednesday afternoon.

"We don't know what led to the altercation" between the couple, State Police spokeswoman Trooper Melissa Matey told NOLA.com. "We are in the preliminary stages of the investigation, there are a lot of interviews that need to take place, a lot of evidence that need to be collected."

Initial reports indicate that the deputies were responding to a 911 emergency call shortly before 2 p.m. regarding a domestic dispute involving Anderson and his wife at a house on Pine Street in LaPlace where the couple's adult daughter lives.  


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TheRookie @ 9/26/2014 10:24 PM

vince fallon aka "Tommy-Tough-Nuts" using his Hanging Brains again. It's real wiener breath schlockmeister.

Being married to someone that long would make one think this couldn't happen. I'm curious to find out what the wife or daughter did to push this LT over the edge that far. I hope he gets a decent burial service. What a tough one to have to be involved with.

DEADMAN @ 9/26/2014 11:23 PM

I would not have wanted to have to respond to that call and be involved ,,i can't imagine what went on to provoke this situation.Stay Safe Blue,God only know what can befall you on any given day.

JimtheLast @ 9/27/2014 6:28 AM

Dear "TheRookie", You need to reexamine your own prejudices. What makes you think the women caused the problem? Is it absolutely impossible for him to be the problem just because he was a Cop? That the stress our men and women in blue, or whatever color uniform, didn't finally get to him? Or that he had an underlying problem that finally boiled over? You, we, all of us, cannot do our jobs if we go into calls with our own underlying prejudices at the forefront. "She's the blame, always" went out with the Neanderthals, or should have. Be safe out there...

Mark @ 9/27/2014 7:19 AM

This is a truly a sad situation. Being a lieutenant, he has obviously been around the block a few times. Unfortunately, sometimes even the best of men snap and the loved ones and friends are left picking up the pieces. Imagine the officer left with the haunt of knowing he killed a fellow LEO and Command Officer. I truly wish more departments would invest in training to help officers see the signs of impending trouble in our teams, so help can be assisted before it's too late. We need to remember to pray for this lieutenant, the responding officers and those who are suffering some sort of mental or emotional disturbance.

TERRY F. ZECH VAPD (RET) @ 9/27/2014 9:15 AM

This is a case that goes to show that even us LEO's are human beings too. I am sorry the Lt was killed. My first wife left me while I was on my last tour of the Navy without so much as a word to me but wrote my Chief of Police in GTMO so that when I found out I wouldn't be alone in her words. I am glad she was not around because I put in 30 years with her and had no idea it was coming stating she couldn't be married to a cop anymore. I probably might have been in the same situation. I talked a member of my team in PR not to kill his wife and her lover when he walked in on them at lunch time. He gave me his .45 and walked out after two hours of talking him down. The Navy shipped her home and court martialed the other petty officer for adultery.

TheRookie @ 9/28/2014 12:57 AM

JimtheLast,
Put a few more years in before you lecture me junior. Put a few more years in with your new style of PC crap & then tell me. They were radioed by him & 911 dispatched to an active DV altercation. They arrived, he & wife were fighting, he wouldn't follow directives, & began firing. So yes they had no option. I didn't say anything about that skiffy.
Do you actually think he just up & decided to go to his daughters house, pistol whip & beat on the wife, call for assistance himself as well as 911 called, & get into a shoot-out with subordinate Deputies? If you believe that you had better never go into any Detective work, please.
By the way what does the Last stand for? Last place in your academy?

132&Bush @ 9/28/2014 4:04 PM

So sad..I can only hope that this was a suicide by (fellow) cop and that he didn't mean to hurt any of his fellow leos.

mike @ 9/29/2014 5:00 AM

I have curtailed my postings on this site, due to the infestation of cowards, cop-haters, socialists, lunatics, incest practitioners, trick babies, morons, child molesters, rapists, Taliban members, terrorists and all-around assholes who can't help but to post inflammatory and ignorant rants on cops.

FairnessForAll @ 9/29/2014 7:59 AM

Lots of crazed comments from LEO and citizen keyboard huggers as well. What I see often is haters come from both sides. Fellow LEO calm the hell down! The facts are not in, and keyboard huggers shut up period!

mike @ 9/30/2014 5:30 AM

FFA:F.O.

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