FORGIVE AND FORGIVE AND FORGIVE AND NOW THIS POLICE OFFICER IS DEAD
This criminal had escaped several times before. There is one way to ensure he never escapes again. But nice people will - forgive.
NEW ORLEANS—A veteran New Orleans police officer was shot and killed early Saturday while transporting a suspect to the city jail, authorities said. The suspect escaped and was being sought by law enforcement officers.
New Orleans police officer Daryle Holloway, a 22-year veteran of the department PHOTO: REUTERS
Emergency medical teams arrived at the scene and found Officer Harrison in the front seat of the vehicle. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died a short time later.The New Orleans Police Department said Officer Daryle Holloway was shot while transporting the suspect, who managed to get his handcuffed hands from behind his back to the front, grab a firearm and shoot the officer. The police vehicle then crashed into a utility pole and the suspect, Travis Boys, fled.
A manhunt was under way for the 33-year-old Mr. Boys, according to Police Chief Michael Harrison.
"He will be caught and he will be brought to justice for the murder of Officer Holloway and for this assault on our entire community," Chief Harrison said in a statement issued by the police department.
Chief Harrison said Mr. Boys came from the back seat of the vehicle into the front seat through a hole in the cage that separated front from back.
Regional and state law-enforcement agencies, along with the U.S. Marshals Service, were searching for Mr. Boys, who was arrested on an aggravated-battery charge and outstanding warrant. The statement said Officer Holloway was not the arresting officer.
Officer Holloway, 45, had been a member of the New Orleans Police Department since 1992. He was the father of three children.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu decried the killing as "the lowest of the low."
"Killing an officer in the line of duty is an attack on our community that will not stand," Mr. Landrieu said in a statement. "The heart and soul of New Orleans is heavy today as our community mourns one of our city's finest."