Morgan City Police Chief Found Dead at Beau Rivage

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Updated: 2/03 6:57 pm
Biloxi Police is working hard on a case involving one of their brothers-in-arms. Christopher DeBack, an officer with the Criminal Investigations Department for Biloxi Police, says, "At 11:05 last Friday night, we received a call that a man was found shot in a hotel room at the Beau Rivage." That man has now been identified as 46 year old, Travis Crouch, the Police Chief of Morgan City, Louisiana. Police say Crouch was in Biloxi with friends and saw a show at the Hard Rock hours before he was found dead in his hotel room. DeBack also says, "Through the course of the investigation, we have determined that it was self-infliction." Although it has been confirmed that the Louisiana Police Chief did shoot himself, it is unclear whether that gunshot was intentional or accidental. DeBack also states, "There was nothing suspicious that would suggest that someone else may have been involved."

Crouch's death is still under investigation. He began working at the Morgan City Police Department back in 1991 and worked his way up to Chief last year. This month marks his one year anniversary as the top law enforcement officer in Morgan City. Michael Banks, the Assistant Police Chief of Morgan City, says, "If you met him, no matter how that encounter went, you would not forget Chief Travis Crouch.” Morgan City Police remember Chief Crouch as a ‘beautiful person’, and they plan to continue doing their job in his honor. Banks closes, "Our citizens of this community, they deserve what Chief Crouch envisioned." Funeral services for Chief Travis Crouch will take place Thursday in Morgan City, Louisiana.

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