Police Officer Juandre Gilliam
Jeanerette Police Department, Louisiana
End of Watch: Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Tour of Duty: 2 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit
Date of Incident: April 7, 2015
Weapon Used: Automobile
Suspect Info: Arrested
Agency Contact Information
Chief of Police Marvin Grogan
Jeanerette Police Department
811 Canal Street
Jeanerette, LA 70544
Phone: (337) 276-4164
Police Officer Juandre Gilliam was killed in a crash during a vehicle pursuit at approximately 10:30 pm.
A vehicle he was attempting to stop for a traffic violation fled from and he pursued it onto St. Peter Street, where his overturned near Route 182. Officer Gilliam was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Iberia General Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Both occupants of the vehicle, one adult and one juvenile, were arrested a short time later.
Officer Gilliam had served with the Jeanerette Police Department for two years but had only graduated from the police academy three weeks prior to the crash.
A Jeanerette police officer is dead after crashing his unit during a high-speed chase Tuesday night in Iberia Parish. Police say the officer killed in the line of duty, was 22-year old Juandre Gilliam. Two suspects were in the car Gilliam was chasing, Antre Terrel Joseph and an unnamed juvenile.
Both suspects were arrested and questioned overnight and will soon be brought to the Iberia Parish Jail. Charges are pending at this time.
Police say the crash happened just after 10:30 p.m. on St. Peter Rd. near the Iberia-St. Mary parish line. Police haven’t said why the chase ensued but say the officer notified them he was making a traffic stop just before the chase began.
Louisiana State Police are investigating the crash as standard procedure because it involves an officer. The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s office is handling the criminal investigation.
Gilliam has been on the police force for two years. He graduated from the police academy last month.