LULING – Sheriff Greg Champagne is honored to announce that fallen St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy Louis Harry Estay will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in May 2023 .
Recently, Sheriff Greg Champagne was contacted by family members of Louis Harry Estay informing him that Mr. Estay was killed in the line of duty in 1953 and asked for his help in recognizing him. The family was able to provide documents informing us of the circumstances of his death.
Deputy Estay’s end of shift occurred on Sunday, November 29, 1953. Deputy Estay was 72 when he was struck and killed by a drunk driver while he and another deputy stood at the edge of the Highway 90 about a mile east of Boutte, Louisiana. .
The two deputies were patrolling the area in separate vehicles and had stopped to talk at the edge of the roadway. They were both hit by a speeding vehicle driven by a drunk driver. The driver was arrested and charged with negligent homicide.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial honors fallen law enforcement officers by permanently recording and commemorating their service and sacrifice. https://nleomf.org/