Memorial dedicated to slain SPD Officer Thomas LaValley

Remembering slain Shreveport police Officer Thomas LaValley

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Just days after the man accused of killing Shreveport Police Officer Thomas LaValley was indicted on first degree murder charges, family and friends of the slain officer held a memorial dedication ceremony.

LaValley, 29, was gunned down while responding to a suspicious person call back on Aug. 5 in the city's Queensborough neighborhood.

Grover Cannon, 27, is charged with Officer LaValley's death.

On Saturday, family and friends of LaValley gathered at Betty Virginia Park in Shreveport to unveil a memorial dedicated to the fallen hero.

LaValley's mother Jackie and former Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover were among those there to see the granite memorial etched with the fallen officer's image dedicated, along with a bench bearing his name.

The memorial was paid for through a t-shirt fundraiser started by two of LaValley's closest friends, Chris Redford and Casey Habich.

Those interested in purchasing a shirt can click here.

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