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  • LPSO Deputies shot during felony stop on stolen vehicle

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    Two Lafourche deputies shot; two suspects in custody
    By John DeSantis and Emilie Bahr
    NYT Regional Newspapers


    THIBODAUX -- Two Lafourche Parish deputies were shot this morning as they attempted to stop a stolen truck on La. 1 near St. Charles Elementary School, police said.

    Two suspects were apprehended about three hours later. Police are still searching for others.

    Shot during the 6:30 a.m. stop were Roland Guillot and Bridget Roupe.

    Guillot was shot in the back and Roupe in the arm, but both were reportedly recovering well at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre credits the Kevlar body armor Guillot wore with preventing further injury.

    Wearing the bulletproof vest was something Guillot promised his wife he would always do while on road patrol.

    That promise paid off today, when he and Roupe were shot by the alleged accomplice of the man they had just taken into custody in connection with the theft of the truck from a convenience-store parking lot.

    Webre said Guillot and Roupe, the rookie he was training, were both taken to the Thibodaux hospital.

    Heavily armed officers fanned out through nearby sugar-cane fields, frosty from a severe morning chill as a State Police helicopter circled overheard, in search of as many as four suspects. Two were apprehended about 9:30 a.m.

    "The officers did outstanding work," Webre said of Guillot, a veteran deputy who had recently returned to law enforcement after a hiatus, and Roupe, a recent graduate of the department’s training academy.

    According to Webre, the deputies responded to a complaint of a stolen blue pickup at a convenience store and then spotted it on southbound La. 1.

    The deputies attempted to take the driver into custody, in front of a beige brick house. As they did so a white pickup, traveling from the opposite direction and occupied by three people, stopped across from them.

    Someone from inside the white pickup opened fire with a shotgun, Webre said, striking the officers. The suspect from the stolen truck allegedly entered the white pickup which sped off.

    "The individuals were prepared for intervention by law enforcement by virtue of the fact that they had accomplices in the second vehicle and that they had armed themselves," Webre said. "They came up on the officers without warning. It is speculation that all four were working in unison."

    For the time being, investigators theorize the white pickup may have dropped off the man who allegedly stole the blue pickup at the convenience store, and may have seen that he was apprehended.

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office makes body armor, such as that worn by Guillot, available to all officers but wearing the bullet-proof vests is optional.

    Two handcuffed men with youthful appearances -- covered in mud up to their knees -- were driven out of the cane fields by deputies on four-wheelers.

    They were not identified by name, but Sheriff’s Office spokesman Larry Weidel said they are considered suspects.



    Last edited by southladeputy; 12-05-2006, 07:02 PM.

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    Hello just an update My name is Bridget I was the female deputy that was shot on duty. Both me and my partner are doing great. My partner is back 10-8 but I am still on light duty Ive had 7 surgeries to fix my left arm and im expeceting more to get it in better condition although it seems to be progressing. Unfortunately doctors though the 20 gauge slug exited but it made itself comfy in the left side of my chest which will be removed thursday. We are lucky and happy to be alive. Atleast we got the bad guys and went home. Thats what its all about!
    ‎"I'm angry. It's okay. I'll process my anger. I love myself. Whoosah.

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    • #3
      glad to see and your partner are doing well. I'll keep you guys in my prayers.

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      • #4
        damn glad that you and your partner are still with us,and I hope for a speedy recovery for both of you.I would like to hear more of the incident,especially any issues you had that you feel could be used as a training tool or info for the rest of us,like environmental conditions that led to your ambush(heavily wooded area,or poor lighting conditions,isolated area/warehouse district,rundown community dwellings,etc) I'm sure that certain info .cannot be discussed until the inv. and future prosecution is over,but keep us all in mind.Take care of yourself and God bless...........
        "we're americans ! We don't quit because we're wrong, we just keep doing it wrong UNTIL it turns out Right"...

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        • #5
          Glad that you and your partner are doing well. I wish you a speedy recovery! God bless!!!
          Sphinx

          “It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible." - George Washington

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          • #6
            Originally posted by pyxie
            Hello just an update My name is Bridget I was the female deputy that was shot on duty. Both me and my partner are doing great. My partner is back 10-8 but I am still on light duty Ive had 7 surgeries to fix my left arm and im expeceting more to get it in better condition although it seems to be progressing. Unfortunately doctors though the 20 gauge slug exited but it made itself comfy in the left side of my chest which will be removed thursday. We are lucky and happy to be alive. Atleast we got the bad guys and went home. Thats what its all about!

            glad to see both you and your partner are alive to tell the story. i don't know much of your story except what was in above post, but i hope the one your department caught were the one responsible and going to be charged accordingly. i hope you can make a great recovery from your injuries. god bless and keep safe.
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            • #7
              I am glad that you and your partner are ok. You are in my prayers.... Take care of yourself.....

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