St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

St. John the Baptist Mourns Senseless Violence

St. John the Baptist Mourns Senseless Violence

Thursday, August 16, 2012

It was a sad day in St. John the Baptist Parish as President Natalie Robottom and Parish Council members mourned the loss of deputies Brandon Nielson and Jeremy Triche and prayed for the recovery of deputies Jason Triche and Michael Scott Boyington.   Parish officials offered their sincere sympathy and support to the victims’ families, Sheriff Mike Tregre and the entire Sheriff’s Department during this difficult time. 

Throughout the day, the Office of the Parish President served as support for the Sheriff’s Office and will continue to do so throughout this tragic event.  The entire community is asked to pray for all impacted by these horrific circumstances. 

“Today’s events are tragic, but Sheriff Tregre has support from the Faith-based community, law enforcement around the state, parish officials, and a host of family and friends”, said President Robottom.   She added, “We are here to relieve him in any way possible, so he and his department can concentrate on healing and finding justice for his officers.” 

The Departments of Public Safety and Communications worked closely with 911 Communications and will continue to field calls, assist with communications, and provide assistance to the Sheriff’s Department as needed.  We ask for continued prayer during these dark days in St. John the Baptist Parish. 
The Blood Center’s blood mobile will station at the Percy Hebert building from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 17, 2012 for a replacement blood drive for St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Deputies.  The donor center located at 123 Belle Terre Blvd in LaPlace will also be open from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.  For information regarding eligibility, visit

A prayer vigil will be held Friday, August 17, 2012 on the Percy Hebert front lawn at 8:00 p.m. All are invited to join in prayer and a moment of silence.