Two Baton Rouge Police Officers Killed as Helicopter Crashes in Sugar Cane Field in West Baton Rouge

BRPD Helicopter Crash - 2 officers dead

Early Sunday, tragedy struck the Baton Rouge Police Department as two officers died in a helicopter crash. The incident happened around 3 a.m. in a sugar cane field off North Winterville Road near Port Allen, near U.S. 190. The helicopter, a Robinson R-44, crashed with the Federal Aviation Administration confirming the occurrence, and the coroner’s office was immediately to the scene. The Baton Rouge Police, State Police, the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, Acadian Ambulance, and other agencies were also present to offer assistance.

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome voiced her heartfelt condolences to the families and colleagues of the officers who lost their lives. Mayor Broome expressed that she highly respected the officers for their service and ensured their bravery would always be remembered. Regarding the ongoing investigation, she stated that the Mayor’s Office, in collaboration with the Baton Rouge Police Department, assured support for the investigation into the cause of the incident and the provision of necessary assistance to the families of the fallen officers. 

We understand how devastating a helicopter crash can be, and our thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones during this difficult time. Unfortunately, these types of accidents often lead to catastrophic injuries and, in the worst cases, wrongful death. Dealing with the aftermath of such an incident can be extremely challenging and emotionally draining, and we empathize with everyone involved.