August 16, 2012

Brandon Nielsen - Law Enforcement - Louisiana

Deputy Brandon Nielsen, age 34, died in the line of duty on August 16, 2012, in LaPlace, Louisiana.

Brandon was a member of the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Department.

He and other officers were investigating an earlier shooting that injured an officer working an off-duty detail. A vehicle matching the suspect vehicle's description was located in a trailer park. As deputies interviewed one subject, another subject exited a trailer and opened fire, killing Deputy Nielsen.

Five suspects were taken into custody.

Pray for Brandon
Brandon had been working as a motorcycle deputy and traffic crash investigator for the St. John Parish Sheriff's Office since October of 2010. 

Previously he had worked for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office; the Pontchartrain Levee District Police Department; the Gramercy Police Department; the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office; and as a correctional officer for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office and St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.

State officials describe Brandon as a hero in the service of Louisiana. 

Brandon is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his wife and 5 children. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty. 

Let us pray that Brandon Nielsen is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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