Lieutenant Michael Anthony Boutte, Sr.

Lieutenant Michael Anthony Boutte, Sr.

Hancock County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Monday, February 1, 2021

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Michael Anthony Boutte, Sr.

Lieutenant Michael Boutte was shot and killed after responding to a call involving a subject attempting suicide on Caesar Necaise Road in the town of Necaise.

Lieutenant Boutte was shot and critically wounded as he exited his patrol car.

The subject was shot and wounded by another deputy who responded to the scene.

Lieutenant Boutte was airlifted to a hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he died several hours later.

Lieutenant Boutte was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He had served with the Hancock County Sheriff's Office for eight years and had previously served with the United States Marine Corps Civilian Police. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with capital murder

suicide attempt

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My dear cousin, who I miss so much. My son’s God-Father, who can’t remember. Oh how I wish you have spent more time with my baby girl Miranda, she is like you, never has a bad day.

You were and still are a better man than anyone I know. I remember like it was yesterday, even now I miss you so.

Trooper First Class Nathaniel T. Joseph
Louisiana State Police

May 10, 2023

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