Thursday, August 27, 2015

Another One Gone

While I was playing in the backyard yesterday, another fatal drama was playing out in St. Landry parish.  I learn this morning that another police officer was killed yesterday in Sunset, LA.
Two sisters of Grand Coteau Interim Mayor Shaterral Johnson were stabbed while trying to stop 35-year-old Harrison Lee Riley Jr., of Arnaudville, from stabbing his wife, Courtney Jolivette. Despite earlier miscommunication, one of the sisters, 40-year-old Shameka Johnson, and Officer Henry Nelson both died on the scene. 
 51-year-old Nelson was responding to the scene of a stabbing on Anna Street when he was shot by Riley with his own gun. According to the sheriff, Riley had taken the gun from Nelson during a confrontation. 
The suspect is in custody after a stand-off at a local mini-mart.

We offer prayers for Officer Henry Nelson.  Domestic incidents claim lots of good officers, and it seems that Officer Nelson's death is the result of such a disturbance.

I'll be wearing the mourning band on the badge for another few days.  Just Damn!

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Sorry to hear that, and sadly it appears he was killed by his cousin.