Senators Cassidy and Kennedy honor life of fallen deputy Shawn Anderson

Source: Office of John Kennedy
Source: Office of John Kennedy

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WAFB) - U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy spoke on the Senate floor Tuesday to recognize the life of fall EBRSO deputy, Sgt. Shawn Anderson. Senator John Kennedy also spoke on the floor to honor Deputy Anderson.

Anderson was recently shot and killed during an investigation on March 18 at Classic Cuts, a barbershop off of O'Neal Lane. The suspect, Brandon Wiley, 30, was critically wounded and died on Tuesday, March 21, according to Louisiana State Police.

Cassidy also recognized ten other Louisiana officers who sacrificed their lives while in the line of duty. Cassidy's full speech can be read below:

This weekend the city of Baton Rouge was reminded how precious life is, and the harsh reality that our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day.

"Please join me in saying a prayer for these law enforcement officers and their families. They were sons and they were fathers who will miss out on birthdays, holidays, and graduations. They were men who sacrificed their lives so we can sleep a little bit better. Let us also pray for an end to the violence. We've had enough flashing blue lights lighting up the dark nights in Louisiana," said Kennedy.

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