Corporal Scotty Canezaro

Corporal Scotty Canezaro

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, March 26, 2023

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Scotty Canezaro

Corporal Scotty Canezaro and Sergeant David Poirrier 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 suspect was arrested and charged with two counts of manslaughter.

Corporal Canezaro had served with the Baton Rouge Police Department for 16 years and was assigned to the Air Support Unit. He is survived by his wife, son, mother, and nieces.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 10200

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

helicopter crash, vehicle pursuit

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Cpl. Canezaro, you were one the first police officers I ever met in my teenage life, you don’t know this but you were one of the people that inspired me to pursue a career in law enforcement. You don’t know what you did for me that day when you spoke to me at school. Now, 6 years later I’ve made my way into law enforcement. I just want to say thank you for extending your kindness toward me that day.

Ofc. Stewart
Zachary PD

March 27, 2024

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