SLIDELL, La. (WDSU) – Law enforcement agencies from Louisiana joined forces Tuesday to escort the body of a fallen vicarious house in Hancock County, Mississippi.
Michael Boutte was killed on duty Monday night.
He was taken to a New Orleans hospital, where he later died of his injuries.
Louisiana State Police, New Orleans Police Department, Slidell Police, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, and other departments escorted Boutte’s body down I-10 and back to Mississippi Tuesday afternoon.
Mississippi governor Tate Reeves made a statement on Twitter in part saying, “His fearless service shows his courage and the pouring out of love shows how great this loss is. He is a fallen hero. “
The suspect charged in the shooting was also shot and is in hospital.
Boutte was an Air Force veteran. He spent eight years in law enforcement.