Nearly a quarter of the police officers shot and killed this year have been in …

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Officer killed by cousin with own service weapon, 1 stabbed to death in La..

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police badges in Louisiana are banded with black ribbons more than usual this year, a grim reminder that officer deaths are on the rise with two killings just this week alone.Henry Nelson, 51, was killed Wednesday, a day before he planned to leave for a month’s vacation, which he planned to spend with his teenage daughter, Sunset police Chief Luis Padilla said.

Louisiana has had more job-related police fatalities in 2015 than any other state but Texas, with nine on-duty deaths in each state, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz told the Associated Press that Officer Henry Nelson was killed in the encounter, which occurred in the small town of Sunset, some 69 miles from Baton Rouge. — A police officer was shot and killed Wednesday (Aug. 26) when he responded to a call from a house where three women had been stabbed, one of them fatally, in a town about 60 miles west of Baton Rouge, said the sheriff of rural St. Also killed was Shameka Johnson, 40, who — along with her sister, Shurlay Johnson, 34 — had tried to protect Courtney Jolivette Riley from her husband, Harrison Lee Riley Jr., 35, according to St. Police deaths nationally also are showing an uptick this year, though not at the rate in Louisiana, where the law enforcement community is readying for two more funerals. “Even though we’re grieving, we’ve got to go out there every night and every day and do this job,” said Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso. “We’re not allowed to stop what we’re doing.” On Sunday, a Louisiana State Police trooper was shot in Calcasieu Parish by a stranded motorist stuck in a ditch.

The man accused in the attacks drove from the house in Sunset, a town of about 2,900, and into a convenience store about three blocks away, barricading himself in an office and telling police that he wouldn’t come out and was ready to fight, St. But Louisiana officials say officers already went to work with safety concerns every day before the most recent shootings. “There’s no such thing as a routine traffic stop. She ran out amid the chaos to see what happened. “I was doing my homework,” she said. “I was in the office and all of a sudden I just see the front just like crash and I see a car and everybody’s freaking out. People are trying to get out and I didn’t know what to do.” Clerk Tammy Adams said she recognized the man as a regular customer, but did not know his name. “I’m just grateful to God that I was able to get out of there,” she said, crying. Shreveport Officer Thomas LaValley was shot to death Aug. 5, New Orleans Police Officer Daryle Holloway on June 20, and New Orleans public housing police Officer James Bennett Jr. on May 25.

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