Funeral services begin Friday for Azariah Thomas

Funeral services begin Friday for Azariah Thomas
Azariah Thomas' father is Vince Hutchinson, an officer with New Roads Police Department. (Source: Thomas Family)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Capital Area Law Enforcement Foundation (CALEF) has started a fundraiser to cover the funeral expenses for a 2-year-old who was killed in a shooting Thursday, Oct. 15.

The child’s father, Vince Hutchinson, is an officer with the New Roads Police Department.

The family will hold a celebration of life for Azariah Thomas Saturday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. at Hall Davis & Sons Funeral Services on Scenic Highway. A viewing will be held Friday, Oct. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. A balloon release to remember Azariah is also scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 at Fortune Addition Park on Bluegrass Drive near W. Upland Avenue.

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Donations will go towards funeral/burial costs and all remaining donations will be donated to OLOL Children’s Hospital in Thomas’ honor. Donations can be made to the accounts below:



B1 Bank:

  • The Azariah Christien Thomas Fund
  • Acct. #: 80030152935
  • Routing #: 065405420

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