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Bistineau bridge to be renamed in honor of slain officer

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Legislation to name a Bossier Parish bridge in slain Shreveport Police Officer Thomas LaValley’s honor was signed by Governor John Bel Edwards in May, declaring the bridge on La. Hwy. 154 as the “Officer Thomas LaValley Memorial Bridge.” Bruce Franklin/Press-Herald

BOSSIER PARISH — A year after the death of Shreveport Police Officer Thomas LaValley, family and friends are still coming to terms with the sudden loss of his young life.

LaValley was killed in the line of duty Aug. 5, 2015 while responding to a call in Shreveport’s Queensboro neighborhood. LaValley, 29, went into a home and confronted a man inside, ordering him to show his hands. That’s when the man opened fire.

A year later, memorials were held and his friends encouraged others to display random acts of kindness toward law enforcement in his name. Others have arranged ways to memorialize

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