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Fundraiser Sunday for Slain Westwego Police Officer Michael Louviere

Mar 25


Fundraiser Sunday for Slain Westwego Police Officer Michael Louviere

A fundraiser will be held Sunday (March 26) benefitting the family of Michael Louviere, the Westwego police officer shot and killed in January.

Louviere, 26, a married father of two, died after he was shot in the head when he stopped to help Simone Veal, 31, with what he thought was a traffic accident near Ames and Barataria boulevards in Marrero on Jan. 27.

Both Louviere and Veal, who was eight weeks pregnant, were fatally shot by Veal's estranged husband, Sylvester Holt. Holt shot himself after a seven-hour standoff on the Crescent City Connection Bridge.

The Westwego Police Benevolent Association is hosting the fundraiser for Louviere's relatives from 12 to 6 p.m. at the at the Westwego Farmers and Fisheries Market, 484 Sala Ave., Westwego,

The public is invited to come out and enjoy from music, food and other entertainment. The musical  acts include Tet' Dur', Faith Becnel & The Music Krewe, Cypress and Category 6.

There will also be a car show, a power run and a 50/50 raffle. Admission is $5.