Date set for 'Officer Thomas LaValley Memorial Bridge' designation ceremony

Date set for 'Officer Thomas LaValley Memorial Bridge' designation ceremony
The LA Hwy 54 bridge over the south end of Lake Bistineau has been renamed the "Officer Thomas LaValley Memorial Bridge."

BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) - A ceremony marking the designation of the 'Officer Thomas LaValley Memorial Bridge' is set to take place later this month.

The bridge is in memory of slain Shreveport police officer Thomas Joseph LaValley.

House Bill No. 110 of the 2016 Regular Session, authored by Louisiana Rep. Dodie Horton, designates the La. 154 bridge crossing the south end of Lake Bistineau to the Shreveport policeman.

LaValley was killed August 5, 2015 while responding to a call about suspicious activity at a Queensborough home.

The 28-year-old Shreveport man accused of killing LaValley is expected to go on trial in February. A sanity hearing to determine whether he is fit to stand trial is set for October 17.

The ceremony is set to take place Saturday, October 22 at the southeast corner of the bridge on La. 154 in Bossier Parish.

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