Jay Wesley Wilson
Officer Jay Wilson was shot and killed as he and 2 other officers arrived on scene to check on 2 suspicious men. As they approached the 2 men, who were well known criminals, exited the building and opened fire on the officers, fatally wounding Officer Wilson, and wounding the other 2 officers. A civilian at the scene picked up 1 of the officers' machine guns and returned fire, killing both suspects.
Officer Wilson had served with the Lafayette Police Department for 1 year.