Bridge For Slain Officer to Be Dedicated Later This Month
The State Highway 154 bridge over Lake Bistineau in Bossier Parish will soon be known as the Officer Thomas LaValley Memorial Bridge. A ceremony to dedicate the bridge in Officer LaValley's honor will be held October 22nd. Representative Dodie Horton introduced legislation earlier this year to have the bridge renamed; Governor John Bel Edwards quickly signed it into law.
LaValley was killed in the line of duty August 5th 2015 while responding to a suspicious activity call. Grover Cannon, the man accused of committing the murder, is expected to go on trial for the shooting in February.