According to WBRZ-TV, 31-year-old Officer Shane Totty was escorting a funeral procession when a pick-up truck pulled in front of his motorcycle, striking him.
 - Image courtesy of Baton Rouge Police Department / Facebook. 

According to WBRZ-TV, 31-year-old Officer Shane Totty was escorting a funeral procession when a pick-up truck pulled in front of his motorcycle, striking him.

Image courtesy of Baton Rouge Police Department / Facebook. 

A motor officer with the Baton Rouge (LA) Police Department was struck and killed on Friday as he was working a funeral procession.

According to WBRZ-TV, 31-year-old Officer Shane Totty was escorting a funeral procession when a pickup truck pulled in front of his motorcycle, striking him.

Bystanders and responding officers reportedly performed medical assistance before emergency medical providers arrived on scene.

Officer Totty was transported to a nearby hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

In February 2018, Totty was shot in the face while responding to a call and suffered severe injuries. He lost sight in one eye for an extended period of time, according to the Advocate. He made a full recovery and had returned to work several months ago, asking to be reassigned to the motor unit.

Totty had served with the Baton Rouge Police Department for four and a half years.

He is survived by his fiancée and young child.

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