UPDATE on injured deputies: St. John Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre updated the conditions of the injured deputies. He said deputy Michael Boyington underwent a scheduled surgery Tuesday and his condition continues to improve.
Officer Jason Triche also continues to improve, according to Tregre. He said doctors have limited his visitors to family so that he can get ample rest.
>KENNER, La. – Dozens of people turned out at the Kenner Police station to donate blood in honor of the two officers injured in last week’s shootings of St. John Parish deputies.
Jason Triche and Michael Boyington continue to be hospitalized. Sheriff Mike Tregre says there is no ‘release date’ set for the deputies, both of whom are said to be stable.
Boyington was shot several times in a parking lot for contractors at a refinery while on duty there. Jason Triche was wounded as suspects were questioned at a nearby trailer park. Brandon Nielsen and Jeremy Triche were fatally shot in the same incident.
Among those donating blood Tuesday were several law enforcement agents, some who told Eyewitness News they worked for the FBI.
There were also some families, including a father and daughter who wanted to donate.
“It’s tragic what happened,” said Blaze Schoen. “I think it’s good to donate blood. I always donate blood. It’s for a good cause.”
“It brings you to tears,” said Cabrina Clay, a Kenner correctional officer. “Officer Nielsen came to my home the night that it all happened, when I heard it was him, it brought tears to my eyes.”
Services for Officer Nielsen will take place beginning Tuesday night with visitation which will continue Wednesday before funeral services.