Slain deputy receives high honor at funeral
ABBEVILLE - Officials said a fallen Vermillion Parish sheriff's deputy will be honored with a special flag during his funeral Friday.
The sheriff's office said the U. S. Honor Flag, which flew during 9/11 recovery efforts in New York, will be displayed at Deputy Allen Bares Jr.'s funeral Friday afternoon in Abbeville.
"To have this for one of your fallen officers as part of your final salute is huge," said Colonel Kirk Frith with the Vermillion Parish Sheriff's Office. "We are proud to have this flag represented here in Vermillion Parish today and very proud for it to be a part of our final salute to our brother Deputy Bares."
Bares died Monday when investigators said he was shot to death by Quintylan Richard, 20, and Baylon Taylor, 19. Investigators said Bares, who was off-duty, saw Richard and Taylor after the pair had broken into a home. When Bares approached them and identified himself as a sheriff's deputy, investigators said the two shot him.
Richard and Taylor face first-degree murder charges. Authorities also arrested Quintygi Richard, 24, and Miguel Comeaux, 28, on suspicion of helping the shooting suspects elude capture.
Visitation for Deputy Bares began at 8 a.m. Friday in Abbeville. The funeral is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Abbeville, with burial following at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery in Erath.