Tragedy for the law enforcement community as we learn about the deaths of two pilots who worked for the Baton Rouge Police Department. The officers were killed on Sunday morning when a police helicopter crashed in West Baton Rouge Parish.


Reports indicate the helicopter took off from the Baton Rouge Metro Airport at 2:26 am and crashed in a field about three miles away 12 minutes later. But the helicopter was not found until 11:30 am after the pilots did not return home from work. Sources said the helicopter crew was dispatched to assist with a pursuit. The two pilots, who were also officers with the BPRD, died at the scene.  

Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome issued the following statement:

On behalf of the City of Baton Rouge, I extend my deepest condolences to the families and colleagues of the BRPD officers who tragically lost their lives today in a helicopter crash.

These officers served our community with distinction and bravery, and we will forever be grateful for their service and sacrifice.

We are working closely with the Baton Rouge Police Department to offer support for their investigation into the cause of this tragedy and to provide support to the families and colleagues of the fallen officers.

We ask the community to keep the families of the fallen officers in their thoughts and prayers, and we express our heartfelt gratitude to all of the first responder agencies who have been working tirelessly to support our city during this difficult time.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will launch an investigation.

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