Police Officer Shannon Brown
Fenton Police Department, Louisiana
End of Watch: Saturday, August 13, 2016
Tour of Duty: 3 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Date of Incident: August 7, 2016
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Cited
Agency Contact Information
Chief Luther Alfred
Fenton Police Department
712 Third Avenue
Fenton, LA 70640
Phone: (337) 756-2321
Police Officer Shannon Brown succumbed to injuries sustained on August 7th, 2016, when he was struck by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on U.S. Route 165, near Fourth Avenue.
He was writing a citation when a third vehicle struck his patrol car from behind, pushing it into him, and causing him to suffer a severe leg injury. He was transported to CHRISTUS-St. Patrick Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on August 13th, 2016.
The elderly driver of the vehicle that struck Officer Brown was cited for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.
Officer Brown had served with the Fenton Police Department for three years.
Sad news to report tonight from the world of law enforcement. Fenton Police officer Shannon Brown died today from his injuries he suffered last Sunday evening while conducting during a traffic stop. in the rural town of Fenton, Louisiana.
Sgt. James Anderson with the Louisiana State Police said:the Fenton police officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Highway 165. While Officer Brown was outside of his unit a Nissan Altima driven by 77-year-old Florence T. Boudreaux of Port Arthur, TX struck the rear of the Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicle.
The force of the impact caused officer Brown’s police Tahoe to strike the vehicle that had been stopped. Officer Brown was standing in front of the Tahoe at the time of the collision and one of his legs was seriously injured. He was transported to a hospital in Lake Charles.
His injuries were to severe and office Brown passed away at the age of 40.
Boudreaux, who was the driver of the Altima that struck Officer brown’s vehicle, was charged with failure to move over for an emergency vehicle. The investigation is remains under investigation.