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Baton Rouge officer killed on his motorcycle while escorting funeral

Posted at 7:00 PM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 20:02:05-05

A Baton Rouge police officer was killed today after the motorcycle he was riding was hit during a funeral escort, WBRZ reports.

Police say the crash happened as a pick-up truck pulled in front of 31-year-old Shane Totty while he was escorting a funeral.

The crash was reported around 2:45 p.m.

Totty was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Police confirmed he had died just before 6 p.m.

At this time, it’s unclear if any charges will be filed in connection with the crash.

For the mayor’s statement on his death, click here.

BRPD Cpl. Shane Totty, 31, succumbed from his traffic crash injuries late this afternoon at a local hospital.Please continue to keep the Totty family and our department in your prayers.

Posted by Baton Rouge Police Department on Friday, February 1, 2019