MAGNOLIA, - Former
Southern Arkansas baseball player Jeremy Triche, a
Also killed was sheriff's deputy Brandon Nielsen, while two other deputies were severely wounded and are in critical care.
Reports stated that Triche and Nielsen were following up an earlier shooting that morning with their investigation leading them to a nearby trailer park where they were ambushed.
Triche, just days shy of his 28th birthday, had been with the St. John's Sheriff's Office for four years and was currently assigned to the Canine Division. He is survived by his wife and two-year old son.
Triche played two seasons at
"Our baseball family has lost a great teammate," stated SAU baseball coach Steve Browning. "Our heart goes out to Jeremy's mom and dad as well as his wife, Misty, and his two-year old son, Kade. Jeremy was one of the toughest guys I ever coached. He played a huge part in the 2006 team that won our first-ever GSC championship. Jeremy will always be remembered for being not only a great ballplayer, but as a great human being as well."
A fallen and wounded officer support fund has been set up that will aid Triche's wife and son. Donations can be made at http://www.louisianafcu.org/fallen-a-wounded-officer-support-funds.
Funeral services for Triche are
scheduled for Monday. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. and
Monday from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at New Wine Christian Fellowship at