In tragic news for the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana, a K9 officer was killed on Saturday while pursuing a shooting suspect as the man ran into a wooded area.
According to the organization’s Facebook page, Vincent Robertson, 58, was a suspect in the shooting of a woman in her head in an apartment on Friday. The woman’s condition has not been released. When deputies arrived at the apartment on Texas Avenue in Monroe, Robertson fled away on foot. K9 Officer Boco chased the suspect into the nearby woods around 2:00 a.m. Moments later, deputies heard a series of five to seven gunshots, and Boco was missing. His body was found at 3:45.
“Boco died heroically helping to apprehend a suspect in order to keep our community safe.
We would sincerely like to commend all of the agencies who were involved in this incident, which include the Louisiana State Police, Monroe Police Department, Ruston Police Dept., Ruston Fire Dept, Louisiana State Fire Marshall’s Office, and Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit. We appreciate the efforts of all personnel involved in this unfortunate event.”
Rest in peace Boco. You died a hero.
(Photos of Boco and Richardson via LPSO)
Robertson remains in the Lincoln Parish jail and has also been charged with animal cruelty.
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