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Senior Trooper Steven J. Vincent | Louisiana State Police, Louisiana Louisiana State Police, Louisiana

Senior Trooper

Steven J. Vincent

Louisiana State Police, Louisiana

End of Watch: Monday, August 24, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 24 years

Badge # D-57

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/23/2015

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Senior Trooper Steven Vincent was shot and killed while checking on a vehicle that was being operated by a suspected intoxicated driver near the intersection of Highway 14 and Fruge Road, near Bell City.

Trooper Vincent was on patrol when he spotted a vehicle from a previous reckless driving report. The vehicle in question had driven off the road and was stuck in a ditch. Trooper Vincent approached the vehicle and began speaking with the occupant and then ordered him to exit the vehicle. The male exited the vehicle with a sawed off shotgun in his hand and opened fire, striking Trooper Vincent in the head. The man then taunted Trooper Vincent as he lay on the ground mortally wounded.

A passing motorist witnessed the incident, stopped his vehicle and tackled the subject. He then wrestled the shotgun away from the man while additional civilians who stopped to assist, utilized Trooper Vincent's handcuffs to cuff and take the subject into custody. They then called for assistance and rendered aid to Trooper Vincent.

Trooper Vincent was taken to Lake Charles Hospital where he died the next day from his wounds.

Trooper Vincent was a U.S. Army veteran. He had served with the Louisiana State Police for 13 years and had previously served with the Lake Charles Police Department for 11 years. He is survived by his wife and 9-year-old son.

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To the family of Trooper Steven J. Vincent, my name is Narley Cashwell and I am a Lieutenant with the Raleigh Police department. I want you all to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am reaching out to you because on May 6, I will be leaving Raleigh North Carolina as part of Team Raleigh and Law Enforcement United, riding a bicycle to Washington D.C. as part of National Police Week. I will be riding in honor of Trooper Steven J. Vincent. Please know that neither your family nor Trooper Steven J. Vincent will ever be forgotten. We will continue to remember him, cherish him, and reflect on his life as well as the service he provide to the citizens of Louisiana.

Lieutenant Narley Cashwell Jr
Raleigh Police Department
April 9, 2016

 

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