33-year-old Ascension Parish deputy dies from coronavirus complications

33-year-old Ascension Parish deputy dies from coronavirus complications

ASCENSION PARISH, La. (WAFB) - A 33-year-old Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Deputy died after battling with the coronavirus for several weeks Saturday, Aug. 1.

Ascension Parish Sheriff Officer Kyle Melancon passed away Saturday, Aug. 1 from COVID-19.
Ascension Parish Sheriff Officer Kyle Melancon passed away Saturday, Aug. 1 from COVID-19. (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office)

Kyle Melancon served as a correctional officer and transportation officer for seven years. The 33-year-old came from a family of law enforcement professionals. His grandfather was chief of police in Sorrento and his father was a dispatcher with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office. His brother, BJ, currently works for APSO in the accreditation unit.

Ascension Parish Deputy Kyle Melancon

“We are in some very challenging times in our profession, there is still a lot of uncertainty with the virus Covid-19,” Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre said in a press release. “The health and safety of our work-family and our community is paramount.”

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