Reports are out that a deputy of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office took his own life while in his unit parked outside of the department on February 1, 2021.

You can see the full details from out media partners @KATCTV3 via Twitter below.

According to the report from KATC-TV3, the officer began working with with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office in the Summer of 2015. Since then, he has served the community in multiple capacities, including most recently as a school resource officer.

The report from KLFY included the full statement from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office.

The investigation surrounding this incident is still on-going but according to KATC's report, the deputy had posted a video to his Instagram account just hours before the incident while in uniform and riding in his police unit.

We wish the best for the family and friends of the deputy as they move through this extremely difficult time. We also wish the best for all of the deputy's co-workers at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office as they mourn the loss of one of their own.

Find information from the National Suicide Prevention Hotline by clicking HERE.

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