Louisiana police officer dies suddenly while on duty

The law enforcement community across Louisiana is mourning the loss of Corporal Pricilla Dean Pierson of the Ponchatoula Police Department.

A social media post from the Ponchatoula Police Department announced that Cpl. Pierson died while on duty Tuesday morning.

Concerned citizens called for help after noticing the officer unresponsive in the parking lot of a Rouses supermarket.

Authorities responded to the call and at that time the corner office was also called to the scene. Unfortunately, Cpl. Pierson was pronounced dead at the scene and her cause of death has not yet been determined or released.

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According to her department’s social media post, “Cpl. Pierson courageously served the department for six years. She began her career as a part-time communications officer and earned her current position as Cpl. in the Patrol Division.”

Cpl. Pierson is survived by her husband, Larry Pierson, three children and two stepchildren. Our thoughts are with the Ponchatoula Police Department and her family during this difficult time.

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