NEW ORLEANS -- Inside the radio room at New Orleans Private Patrol Service employees monitor security guards in the field as well as video surveillance around the facility.
It's one of the oldest security firms in the state and CEO Louis Gurvich said the private security industry is competitive and dangerous.
He says the likelihood of an employee being killed on the job is similar to that of law enforcement.
“It puts you up there with sheriff's deputies and taxi drivers, surprisingly. It is one of the more dangerous occupations around,” he said.
Police are still searching for the suspects who killed 45-year-old Hector Trochez outside Chase Bank on Carrollton Avenue Wednesday morning.
Police tell us three men fired several rounds once Trochez got out the truck to transport money.
Gurvich said each area of private security goes through hours of basic state requirements and specialized training. That helps minimize risks or worse.
“There is some overlap and there is some specialized training,” Gurvich said. “Armored car guards will need additional training with firearms and holdup scenarios.”
After the shooting, police say the suspects drove to a nearby neighborhood and switched vehicles.
Detectives said a Chevy Suburban was the first get away vehicle after the robbery. It was left in the backyard of an abandoned home. You can still see the tire tracks it left in the backyard.
Now police are looking a Hyundia vehilce with the license plate number 14021654 in hopes someone can help bring Trochez's killers to justice.
Police are also looking at surveillance footage to learn more about what happened.
Anyone with any information is urged to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.