Officer First Class Michael David Louviere

Officer First Class Michael David Louviere

Westwego Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, January 20, 2017

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Michael David Louviere

Officer First Class Michael Louviere was shot and killed while off duty when he stopped to assist at what he believed to be an accident scene at the intersection of Barataria Boulevard and Ames Boulevard.

He was driving home at approximately 6:30 am, still in uniform, at the end of his shift when he encountered the crash scene. Unbeknownst to Officer Louviere, the crash was the result of a domestic violence incident. As Officer Louviere tended to an injured woman in one of the vehicles a male subject approached him from behind and shot him in the back of the head, killing him. The man then fatally shot the female before fleeing the scene.

The subject who shot Officer Louviere later committed suicide following a standoff on the Crescent City Connection bridge.

Officer Louviere was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Westwego Police Department for 18 months. He is survived by his wife, 4-year-old daughter, and 1-year-old son.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge W44
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

accident, ambush, off duty

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Two days ago, 1/20/23, it was 6 years since Michael has gone on to be with the Lord in eternity.
Sgt. Jerry Maye of the Westwego Police Department started a tradition to stand on the corner in silence at the site of the incident from 06:15 – 06:45 with an American Flag and a Marine Corps Flag, flying in honor of Michael's contribution and sacrifice. Sgt. Jerry did this for the first four years.

Unfortunately, Sgt. Jerry has moved, but I have continued with the same tradition. Last year, for 5th Year, I continued, on that misty morning, with the same tradition, honoring my son.

This Year, the 6th Year, my oldest son, my brother, his wife, my sister and I, all continued on with the tradition started by Sgt. Jerry. I would like to thank him for his dedication and in starting this annual remembrance of Michael.

My wife and I continue, in God’s strength, to walk in forgiveness. My wife said in Michael’s eulogy, that God did not take Michael, but he received Michael. What a great thought!

“God Does Not Waste a Hurt” … that is a motto of a program that my wife and I facilitate called “Celebrate Recovery”.

Because my wife and I are Powerless of everything that has happened, we had to learn to fully “Trust in God” and that He knows what He is doing and that He has a Perfect Plan. At times we may not understand what that perfect plan is, but He does have a purpose.

God has allowed us to see so much good to come out of such a tragic situation. We continue to see, even today, how much Michael’s life and his testimony has touched and impacted people. It has opened doorways to connect with other hurting parents that have lost their Officer at the annual C.O.P.S. Parent’s Retreat. I have bonded with so many parents over the years.

I’m very proud of my two boys and I want to let Michael know that he will Never Be Forgotten.

Love You 44 Ever,

Mom and Dad

Randy and Pam Louviere

Parents of - Officer Michael David Louviere, EOW 1-20-2017, Westwego P.D., LA

January 22, 2023

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