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Louisiana Deputy Marshal Murdered While Serving Warrant

Ville Platte, LA – A Ville Platte deputy marshal was murdered in the line of duty while attempting to serve a warrant on Monday night, according to officials.

A second law enforcement officer and a civilian were critically injured and another citizen was fatally shot during the mayhem, The Acadiana Advocate reported.

The Louisiana State Police (LSP) said the incident occurred in the 100-block of West Beauregard Street at approximately 8:30 p.m. on July 31.

Ville Platte City Lieutenant Deputy Marshal Barry Giglio responded to the scene and was assisting the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office (EPSO) with serving a warrant at a home when gunfire erupted, The Acadiana Advocate reported.

Ville Platte Mayor Ryan LeDay Williams said Lt. Deputy Marshal Giglio and a civilian were fatally shot during the incident.

The lieutenant deputy marshal was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another law enforcement officer and a second civilian were critically injured, the mayor told The Acadiana Advocate.

The identities of the deceased civilian and the wounded survivors were not immediately released.

It is unclear what led up to the shooting or how it unfolded.

The LSP said an uninjured person was taken into custody, but that individual’s identity has also not been released, KATC reported.

The investigation remains ongoing.

“This tragedy is yet another reminder of the sacrifices men and women in law enforcement make each and every day when they put on their uniform and badge, not knowing if they’ll come home to their families at the end of each day,” Williams said, according to KLFY. “Deputy Marshal Giglio’s ultimate sacrifice in service of his community will never be forgotten.”

Lt. Deputy Marshal Giglio’s law enforcement career began in 2008, when he joined the EPSO, according to his LinkedIn page.

He began serving the Ville Platte City Marshal’s Office in May of 2013.

“If there was something that need to be done, if there were festivals or there were fundraisers or anything going on in the community or the city, you could ask Barry to help you. He would be there lickety split,” former Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine told KLFY. “My heart goes out to his family; heartfelt prayers and sending them strength and hopefully they can lean and depend on their faith to get them through this tragic time.”

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Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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