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Lafayette Police Mourn Our Fallen Officer

Oct 02, 2017 02:35PM ● By Press Release
Corporal Karl Ratcliff, spokesman for the Lafayette Police Department, issued the following statement pertaining to officer Michael Middlebrook who was killed last night in the line of duty: 

Lafayette, LA— On October 1st 2017, Corporal Michael Paul Middlebrook, a nine year veteran of the Lafayette Police Department, was killed in the line of duty. Corporal Middlebrook leaves to cherish his memory his wife, three year old daughter, two stepdaughters, and his parents.

Corporal Middlebrook was born in Thibodeaux, La. He spent the entirety of his career in the patrol section helping and truly serving the community, as was his passion.

The Lafayette Police Department is devastated by this sudden loss. We ask that you keep Corporal Middlebrook’s family and the Lafayette Police Department in your thoughts and prayers.

Accounts have been established in Corporal Middlebrook’s name for provide financial relief to his family.

Donation can be made to City of Lafayette Police Department Fallen Heroes Fund through the Community Foundation of Acadiana via the following 

Additionally, FACE sources have confirmed that Corporal Middlebrook died after being shot while responding to an incident at a convenience store on the corner of Moss Street and Van Buren. Two other people were shot at the scene, there condition is unknown at this time. 

Officials have confirmed that a suspect has been taken into custody, but the investigation is ongoing.