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Video: New Orleans Officer Found Shot Dead in Police Cruiser

May 24, 2015  | 

VIDEO: New Orleans Officer Found Shot Dead in Police Cruiser

The New Orleans Police Department says a 45-year-old Housing Authority of New Orleans officer was found shot to death inside his police cruiser early Sunday morning in Central City, reports WWL-TV.

The driver's side window was broken out and the cruiser lights were still on when responding officers found the body. The cruiser had apparently hit a curb. NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said the officer's car was found in drive.

"What we know right now is that he was fatally wounded, and it is just a sad day," Harrison said. "We are all very touched by it and our thoughts and prayers are with the chief, his family and the officers of the housing authority."

HANO police Chief Robert Anderson said the officer had only been on the force two years and he is the first officer killed in the line of duty. The officer's identity hasn't been released.

Anderson said the officer was on patrol in an area where new mixed-income homes are under construction."Such a tragic loss," Anderson said. "We have never had an on-duty death in the department'story. We know the men and women of the NOPD will work to bring this to a conclusion."

As investigators continue to process the scene, there are still many unanswered questions as to what the motivation was behind the shooting and who exactly ambushed the young officer.


Comments (8)

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Benny G @ 5/24/2015 4:03 PM

I very rarely make comments on this social media site. I am fed up with all these murders of our nations finest. Who will watch over us when all the good guys are gone? The anti police movement? Wake up america support our men and women protecting you. This comment is also directed to our current administration a big part of the problem!

John Parker @ 5/25/2015 2:59 PM

As noted by Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler

“ First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”
Given Washington’s fabricated attacks on law enforcement so that they can scrutinize and in some cases take over local law enforcement will leave all US citizens at the mercy of the Atty. Gen. of the United States.
If this continues we will have to add a couple more lines to this prophetic statement!
“Then they came for the police—and I did not speak out because I was not a policeman.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”
John Parker

Ken @ 5/25/2015 3:30 PM

Rest in peace brother, prayers and love to the family. You might start with bikers for a payback motive

Leonard Mather @ 5/25/2015 3:50 PM

The current affliction involves a combination of illogic, lower intellectual ability, jumping at conclusions with insufficient evidence, and reverse discrimination. These Dimwits then thrive on similar events with these characteristic such as in Ferguson and take that cherry-picked example as proof of their erroneous conclusions. This example was then exacerbated by the Baltimore attorney in charge making spurious comments further inflaming the local Dimwits to take action while she ordered an ILLEGAL GAG ORDER ON ONLY THE COPS. Gag orders are to be applied to BOTH sides, but not in her illogical view. As a result we had a confluence of Dimwits, focusing on taking action illegally with orders to police to "stand down", ostensibly giving free reign to disorder. Result: Fools, Nitwits and Dimwits are taking potshots at our LEO's. Blame? BAD LEADERSHIP misleading and NOT backing up LEO's.

Wil @ 5/25/2015 4:52 PM

Thank you Benny G

John J @ 5/25/2015 4:57 PM

its TRUE, MORE AND MORE YOU HERE HOW LATELY AND HARD IT IS TO DO THE JOB IN THE FIRST PLACE. NOW EVERY TOM , Dick ,& Leroy want your badge for you doing your job Up holding the law ! Then it seems as if the brass is on the perps side and not yours ??

RICHARD @ 5/25/2015 7:21 PM

AS A RETIRED LOS ANGELES HOUSING POLICE OFFICER I SALUTE YOU FOR YOUR BRAVERY. I HAVE BEEN TOLD BY EX MILITARY OFFICERS THAT WORKING THE PROJECTS WAS SIMILAR TO WORKING THE STREETS OF THE MIDDLE EAST TERRORIST HELD TERRITORIES. MAYBE SOMEDAY SPECIALIZED POLICE OFFICERS WILL GET THE RESPECT THEY DESERVE FROM THE COMMUNITY AND SURROUNDING CITY AND COUNTY OFFICERS WHO TO THIS DAY TREAT SPECIALIZED POLICE AS SECOND CLASS OFFICERS. I PRAY HE GETS THE RESPECT IN DEATH THAT HE PROBABLY DIDN'T GET WHEN HE WAS ALIVE AND GETS A FULL DRESS FUNERAL. MY REGARDS TO THE OFFICERS FAMILY AND HIS DEPARTMENT.

GP Cobb @ 5/25/2015 10:37 PM

Amen and Amen. Second amendment, in order [form join the militia, then git a gun]
I yield the balance of my time.
Cobb

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