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A Monroe Police officer died while responding to a radio dispatch call. The accident happened at 7 p.m. on Monday. The officer was killed after her police car left the roadway and struck a tree on S. 8th Street in Monroe.  

The name of the officer has not been released pending notification of the family. 

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Winn Parish Sheriff’s deputies were met with gun fire when they were trying to serve a civil warrant in the small community of the Chee Chee Dam area yesterday afternoon. 71-year-old Betty Lemoine was killed by deputies who had just driven up to their home. State Police is also investigating, Trooper Scott Moreau.

 

Moreau say her son 50 year old Kendall Lemoine was the target of the civil arrest warrant, he was seriously injured as well.

 

No deputies were injured.

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There will be an expanded presence of state police troopers in New Orleans as Mardi Gras ramps up for the final weekend.  They have committed 165 troopers to working the French Quarter and the  metro area.  Senior Trooper Melissa Matey says they will perform a variety of assignments.

 

Last year, troopers had to pull dozens of weapons off the streets.  Matey says it’s something they will  look out for.

 

Matey says citizens can utilize a special phone app called “See Send” if they suspect suspicious activity during the celebrations.

 

Monroe Police Department

Monroe mayor Jamie Mayo has announced that Eugene Ellis has been selected as the new chief of police. 

Chief Ellis has been working as the interim chief since Quentin Holmes left the position in August. 

Ellis has a 31 year history  at the Monroe Police Department  work working in the patrol division, internal affairs, and narcotics.

Monroe Police Department

The City of Monroe has announced the establishment of a memorial fund on behalf of the family of Monroe Police Officer Chris Beaudion. He was killed in a single-vehicle car crash early Sunday morning while on duty. Those wishing to make contributions  to the Chris Beaudion Memorial Fund can do so by contacting any Iberia bank location. Beaudion's funeral will be held in his hometown of Natchitoches this Saturday.  

 

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Louisiana State Police Troop F is investigating a fatal crash involving an on-duty Officer with the Monroe Police Department.

Police in Louisiana say actor and musician Corey Feldman has been charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license after his tour bus was pulled over for speeding over the weekend.

Mangham, Louisiana, police say they pulled over a recreational vehicle driven by Feldman on Saturday and took him to a police station after discovering his license was suspended. Police say an officer at the station smelled marijuana and the drug was found in the RV following a search.

Police say Feldman was released after paying a fine.

 

Monroe Police Chief Process Narrows Field To 13

Oct 18, 2017

The Monroe Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board has ended the application period for those interested in participating in the competitive civil service examination for Monroe Police Chief. Applications to take the exam were accepted between September 16 and October 15, 2017.  A total of 13 candidates have officially signed up to take the exam. The Civil Service Board approved the list of qualified candidates at a 4 pm meeting yesterday at the City of Monroe's Public Safety Center.

Monroe Police Chief Exam Process Announced

Sep 7, 2017

The Monroe Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board has received official notice from the Office of the State Examiner for Fire & Civil Service, in Baton Rouge, that a posting period and date has been set for the Monroe Police Department Police Chief Exam.

A team of grief counselors is at David Wade Correctional Center in Homer, Louisiana, following Thursday's prison escape and murder. The Department's Critical Incident Stress Management team is offering counseling to staff, relatives, and offenders.

Thursday afternoon, trusty 39 year-old Deltra Henderson escaped from the prison, during which time he allegedly killed the 18 year-old daughter of a David Wade Correctional Center employee who lived on prison property. Out of respect for the family, her name is not being released at this time. 

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