August 24, 2015

Steven Vincent - Louisiana State Trooper Fatality

Senior Trooper Steven Vincent, age 43, died in the line of duty on August 23, 2015, at a hospital in Lake Charles, Louisiana. 

Trooper Steven Vincent (L); Kevin Daigle (R)
Trooper Vincent was a member of the Louisiana State Police. He served with Troop "D", based in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He had almost 13 years of service. 

Around 3 p.m., 
Trooper Vincent came across a pickup truck in a ditch near Bell City. The license plates matched those of a reported reckless driver. He stopped to see what was wrong. The driver seemed to be impaired. As the two men were talking, the driver pulled out a sawed-off shotgun and shot Steven Vincent in the head. 

Reportedly at some point in this confrontation he said to Steven: "You're lucky. You're going to die soon." 

The trooper's in-car camera caught the shooting on film.

Steven was rushed to a hospital in Lake Charles where tragically he succumbed to his injuries. 

Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Steven
and for those who have lost him.
The driver, Kevin Daigle, age 54, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, was subdued by several passing motorists who wrestled the shotgun from him and detained him until the police arrived. 

Kevin Daigle has been charged with the first degree murder of a law enforcement officer. 

The Louisiana State Police are in mourning over the death of their brother. Steve was a professional who was well respected by his peers. He was proud to be a Louisiana State Trooper. He will be forever remembered.

Steven's loved ones are devastated over his senseless and tragic death. He was a loving husband and father who loved life, his community and his profession. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Steven is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife, Katherine and his young son, Ethan.  Steven has two brothers in law enforcement, Terrell Vincent and Keith Vincent.

Thank you for your service to Louisiana, Steve.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

God save us from the psychopaths. They are killing us, Father. Amen.

Pray that Steven is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

1 comment:

Sanctuary of Mary said...

The killer of Steven Vincent may have also killed his roommate, Blake Brewer, age 54.