NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — On Sunday, the New Orleans Police Department held a media briefing in relation to the death of an off-duty NOPD officer that occurred in Houston on Saturday evening.
In the briefing, Superintendent Shaun Ferguson announced a 13-year veteran, Everett Briscoe was the officer who was killed while out with friends in Houston.
Ferguson described Briscoe as a hard worker, great officer, great detective, and friend.
“If you were in need he would give you the clothes off his back,” said Ferguson.
Briscoe was a husband and father and he was heavily involved with the community according to the NOPD family.
Ferguson said last week Briscoe completed his schedule to go back to school to get his bachelor’s degree to be an example to his two sons.
“We lost a good one,” added Ferguson.
NOPD said they will give the family as much support as needed.
Mayor Cantrell and Councilman Jay Banks also attended the media briefing.
“The city of New Orleans is in mourning, the New Orleans police department is in mourning, the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club is in mourning, we are all mourning with the Briscoe family,” said Cantrell.
She added that the city of New Orleans will ensure that Mrs.Briscoe and her two sons feel the love of the city for years to come.
The New Orleans Police Department is in the process and working with Briscoe’s wife to get his body to New Orleans to hold services for him.