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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Statement by U.S. Attorney Regarding Tragic Incident Involving Zachary Police Officer

In the wake of last night’s events, United States Attorney Brandon J. Fremin stated, “Our prayers and sympathies are with the family, friends, and colleagues of Christopher Lawton, a courageous public servant who served the people of Zachary as both a police officer and firefighter.  His senseless death serves as yet another reminder of the risks that our law enforcement heroes face every day to protect us.  We will devote whatever federal law enforcement resources are necessary to ensure that justice is served.” 

Updated March 13, 2018