Line of Duty Death Deputy Sheriff Brandon Nielsen
St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Department, Louisiana
End of Watch: Thursday, August 16, 2012 Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year, 9 months
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 8/16/2012
Suspect: Five in custody
Deputy Brandon Nielsen and Deputy Jeremy Triche were shot and killed while investigating an earlier shooting that injured an officer working an off-duty detail. A vehicle matching the suspect vehicle’s description was located in a trailer park. As deputies interviewed one subject, another subject exited a trailer and opened fire, killing Deputies Nielsen and Triche and wounding another.
Five subjects were taken into custody.
Deputy Nielsen is survived by his wife and five children.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Sheriff Mike Tregre
St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Department
P. O. Box 1600
LaPlace, LA 70069
Phone: (985) 652-9513