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Blood drive held for Church Point captain lost to COVID

Posted at 3:58 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 00:05:30-04

A blood drive was held today in honor of Church Point Police Capt. Kevin Trahan, who died in July of COVID-19.

Trahan was described as a dedicated public servant to his community. His chief said he was infected with the virus in the line of duty. Trahan died on July 31 in a Monroe hospital after being hospitalized for a month due to complications from COVID-19.

"Today we are doing a replenishment drive for Mr. Kevin Trahan," said Yvette Ferrari, donor recruitment with Vitalant.

The drive will help with Trahan's hospital bills for blood, she explained.

She said that anyone who came out to the Church Point Police Department to donate could get a free COVID antibody test. And those who donated helped the community that Trahan loved.

"They're helping not only this friend of the community, but also the community at large," Ferrari said.

"Losing someone like Capt. Trahan is a great loss not only for his family and the police department, but also for the community," said Chief Thibodeaux in a Vitalant press release. "We wanted to find a way to honor his commitment to helping others and we thought hosting a blood drive in his honor would do just that--we want our community to give those suffering from Covid-19 a fighting chance as well."

To read about Trahan, click here. To read his obituary, click here.