Posted: Sep 12, 2013 10:31 AM by Russell Jones
BATON ROUGE - Four law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty last year were honored today at a special ceremony in Baton Rouge.
The Louisiana Law Enforcement Medal of Honor was presented posthumously to Deputy Randall L. Benoit, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office; Deputy Brandon Nielsen, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office; Deputy Jeremy Triche, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office, and Deputy Ricky Issac, Jr., Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office.
Nielsen and Triche both died when they were ambushed while investigating the shooting of another deputy in LaPlace. Investigators said the suspects had ties to the "sovereign citizens" movement.
Today's four awards bring the total number of Medal of Honor recipients to 76 since the program began.
News 2's Rebecca Buchanan will have more from the ceremony tonight.