Deputy Sheriff Eric Joseph Bellard

Deputy Sheriff Eric Joseph Bellard

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, September 1, 2008

Eric Joseph Bellard

Deputy Sheriff Eric Bellard died from the effects of carbon monoxide while under mandatory evacuation orders during Hurricane Gustav. Deputy Bellard's assigned rescue unit was housed in an elementary school which lost power, forcing members to find other locations to stay for the night.

Deputy Bellard was able to make it to his father's home where he and his father were both exposed to carbon monoxide and died.

Deputy Bellard had served with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office for eight years.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins

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Deputy Sheriff Bellard,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Calcasieu Parish. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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September 1, 2018

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