Sergeant David Poirrier

Sergeant David Poirrier

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, March 26, 2023

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David Poirrier

Sergeant David Poirrier and Corporal Scotty Canezaro were killed in a helicopter crash in a field off North Winterville Road, near U.S. 190 at Erwinville, at about 2:26 am.

The crew of the Robinson R-44 helicopter was sent to assist in the pursuit of a fleeing vehicle around 2 am.

The subject was arrested and charged with manslaughter.

Sergeant Poirrier had served with the Baton Rouge Police Department for 17 years and was assigned to the Air Support Unit. He is survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 10135

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

helicopter crash, vehicle pursuit

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Sgt. Poirrier,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Baton Rouge. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 26, 2024

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