Before Friday night’s New Orleans Saints preseason game in the Superdome, the crowd observed a moment of silence to honor the St John Parish deputies involved in a series of gunfights Thursday morning.
The Dome’s exterior lights also shined blue to honor the men.
Two of the deputies were killed. Two others remain in the hospital. Seven suspects are either behind bars or recovering from their gunshot wounds in area hospitals.
Friday morning, St John Sheriff Mike Tregre became emotional during a news conference as he announced the tribute.