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Baton Rouge officer killed on his motorcycle while escorting funeral

Posted: 7:00 PM, Feb 01, 2019
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