Sheriff Johnson commends Deputy’s heroism, bravery

Upon conclusion of the Louisiana State Police’s investigation of the recent Officer Involved Shooting incident in Hackberry and continuing into Calcasieu Parish, Sheriff Johnson is free to publicly express his deep admiration for Lance Corporal Chris Spicer’s tremendous bravery and selflessness shown in this incredibly dangerous attack on local law enforcement.

Lance Corporal Chris Spicer performed in keeping with his training and maintained his composure during an attack on his life. He was fired upon several times by Wilson, any of which could have been fatal with and missed by inches, but continued to risk his life and head toward this subject in order to neutralize the significant threat to the public and his fellow law enforcement officers.

Sheriff Johnson met on the scene personally with State Police Colonel Lamar Davis and Sheriff Tony Mancuso to ensure all agencies worked well together and to assist in any way with the investigation.

Sheriff Johnson also commends the Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office Dispatchers, who successfully contacted four other agencies and kept them abreast of developments as the subject fled while continuing to shoot at law enforcement officers.

In addition to Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Lance Corporal Chris Spicer, a Sulphur Police Department Officer, Calcasieu Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Vinton Police Department, and a Louisiana State Police Trooper all risked their lives to protect others at this very dangerous scene. The Sulphur Officer suffered a non-life-threatening bullet wound to the head.

The Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office has invested more time and resources to training than ever before and is already using this video to actively train deputies. The Sheriff has also already made arrangements to support the deputies involved in any significantly stressful situations such as this and will continue to interview all employees to see how the department can improve support before, during, and after any catastrophic events.