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Thursday, August 16, 2012

R.I.P.: Deputy Sheriff Brandon Nielsen


Deputy Sheriff Brandon Nielsen
St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana
End of Watch: Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34
Tour: Not available
Badge # Not available
Cause: Gunfire
Incident Date: 8/16/2012
Weapon: Rifle
Suspect: Five in custody

Deputy Brandon Nielsen and Deputy Jeremy Triche were shot and killed while investigating an earlier shooting that injured an officer working an off-duty detail. A vehicle matching the suspect vehicle's description was located in a trailer park. As deputies interviewed one subject, another subject exited a trailer and opened fire, killing Deputies Nielsen and Triche and wounding another.

Five subjects were taken into custody.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Sheriff Mike Tregre
St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Department
P. O. Box 1600
LaPlace, LA 70069
Phone: (985) 652-9513


Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Triche
St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana