LCpl. Spicer recognized by legislature

LCpl. Chris Spicer Jr., Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office, was recently recognized by the Louisiana Legislature as the 2024 Deputy Valor Award recipient.

This award is presented by the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association and recognizes a deputy who has gone above and beyond the call of duty and performs extreme life threatening acts of bravery.

In August 2023 LCpl. Spicer conducted a traffic stop in Hackberry. The driver refused to identify himself and sped away, causing LCpl. Spicer to initiate a pursuit of the vehicle. The suspect stopped a short distance later and began firing an automatic weapon at LCpl. Spicer. LCpl. Spicer’s patrol unit was struck numerous times with several rounds coming within mere inches of hitting LCpl. Spicer. The subject then sped northbound into Calcasieu Parish.

LCpl. Spicer later pursuing the suspect down a dead-end road, attempted to block the road with his unit at which time the suspect began firing again and LCpl. Spicer returned fire. The suspect got past LCpl. Spicer’s unit and continued to flee.

Lcpl. Spicer continued the pursuit joined by officers from Calcasieu Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police and the Sulphur and Vinton Police Departments. The suspect later crashed his vehicle and began firing on officers. The suspect then fled on foot into a near by field and was later found to be deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.