Deputy Sheriff Dustin Hamilton
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana
End of Watch: Friday, September 27, 2013
Tour of Duty: 2 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: September 27, 2013
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Agency Contact Information
Sheriff Sid Gautreaux III
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office
8900 Jimmy Wedell Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Phone: (225) 389-5055
Deputy Sheriff Dustin Hamilton was killed in a vehicle collision on Joor Road, between Mickens Road and Lovette Road, at approximately 7:10 pm.
He had just completed an overtime detail when his patrol car collided with another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.
Deputy Hamilton had served with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office for two years.
BATON ROUGE– An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputy was killed in a crash near Central Friday night.
Dustin Hamilton, 24, died when he crashed his cruiser into another car on Joor Road near Lovett Road. He died at the scene. The person in the other car was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.
Hamilton was new to the force, but had always wanted to be a deputy a sheriff’s office spokesperson said.
"It was his life long dream to work for the force," Casey Hicks said. "This is very devastating for our force, for his family," she added. Hicks said the sheriff’s office will work to get grief assistance for people who may need it because of the deadly crash.
Hamilton joined the force almost two years ago.
Joor Road was closed into the overnight hours Friday. Crash details could be released Saturday.