LAPLACE, La. - Two St. John Parish deputies were shot and killed while interviewing suspects in an earlier shooting of a deputy at the parking lot for contractors at Valero Energy. Deputy Brandon Nielsen, 34, and Deputy Jeremy Triche, 27, were shot to death in an "ambush," said Sheriff Tregre. Deputy Michael Boyington, 33 and Deputy Jason Triche, 30, underwent surgery for their wounds.
Blood drives are being held in their honor:
- The LaPlace Donor Center will host a blood drive until 7 p.m. Friday. They are located at 123 Belle Terre Blvd.
- St. John Sheriff's Office will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday. They are located at 1801 West Airline Hwy. in LaPlace
- St. Rose Volunteer Fire Department will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. They are located at 123 St. Rose Avenue.