A Mandeville officer was shot dead after a chase was identified as a decorated naval veteran leaving a wife and seven children, officials said Friday night.
Capt. Vincent & # 39; Vinny & # 39; Liberto was killed and another officer at the intersection of Causeway Boulevard and La. 22 / US wounded. 190.
Liberto, 58, graduated from the Brother Martin High School in New Orleans and served for 10 years in the United States Marine Corps before being sacked as a sergeant.
A chase ended with the death of one Mandeville officer and another wounded on Friday (September 20) A city official was …
Liberto stepped down In 1994, Mandeville Police Department graduated from the FBI National Academy and received several awards, said Mandeville police chief Gerald Sticker.
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Liberto is survived by a woman and seven children, some of whom are police officers or members of the military, Sticker said.
The other injured officer who was not identified was taken to a regional hospital and was supposed to recover. The sheriff of the St. Tammany community, Randy Smith, had previously said that the policeman had suffered a grave on his head.
In an incident that stunned the normally quiet community on the north coast of Mandeville, two police officers were shot dead on Friday afternoon – one deadly – near a congested crossroads after a chase.
"It's a bad day for the Mandeville Police Department," a gloomy sticker said at a Friday press conference. The state police revealed few details.
But Governor John Bel Edwards told the New Orleans attorney that the state police had told him that the shootout was followed by a chase by La. 22, Causeway Boulevard and the Beau Chene area.
"We have a woman who grieves." We have grieving children, "Sticker said.