Congressman Cedric Richmond

Representing the 2nd District of Louisiana

Rep. Richmond on the Death of East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputy

March 20, 2017
Press Release

Washington DC – Today, Rep. Richmond (LA-02) issued the following statement after an East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputy was shot and killed in the line of duty:

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family of the fallen officer and the entire East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office,” said Rep. Richmond. “Our law enforcement officers willingly place themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe and when this level of tragedy occurs we all grieve the loss together.

“This officer was part of the fabric of the East Baton Rouge community and embodied the integrity, honesty, and character that the uniform represents. I am thankful for his service, his sacrifice, and offer my deepest condolences to his family and fellow officers during this most difficult time.”