Fenton Police Officer Dies From Injuries Sustained During Traffic Stop
Sad news to report tonight from the world of law enforcement. Fenton Police officer Shannon Brown died today from his injuries he suffered last Sunday evening while conducting during a traffic stop. in the rural town of Fenton, Louisiana.
Sgt. James Anderson with the Louisiana State Police said:the Fenton police officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Highway 165. While Officer Brown was outside of his unit a Nissan Altima driven by 77-year-old Florence T. Boudreaux of Port Arthur, TX struck the rear of the Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicle.
The force of the impact caused officer Brown's police Tahoe to strike the vehicle that had been stopped. Officer Brown was standing in front of the Tahoe at the time of the collision and one of his legs was seriously injured. He was transported to a hospital in Lake Charles.
His injuries were to severe and office Brown passed away at the age of 40.
Boudreaux, who was the driver of the Altima that struck Officer brown's vehicle, was charged with failure to move over for an emergency vehicle. The investigation is remains under investigation.