Bay St. Louis chief honors fallen officers as heroes

Sgt. Steven Robin, left, and Officer Branden Estorffe (MBI)

It was a somber spirit around Bay St. Louis this morning as officers and citizens alike continue  to mourn the loss of two police officers killed in the line of duty on Wednesday.

Chief Toby Schwartz talked about 34-year-old Sgt. Steven Robin and 23-year-old Officer Branden Estorffe, who were killed while responding to a welfare check at Motel 6 on Highway 90 about 4:30 a.m. during a press conference at the Hancock County Administration Building.

43-year-old Amy Anderson of Ocean Springs, who had recently been hired as a veterinarian at Lakeview Animal Hospital, fired at both officers before turning the gun on herself. Robin died at the scene and Estorffe died later at Memorial Hospital at Gulfport.

In addition to remember Robin and Estorffe, Schwartz also talked about the remainder of his 30-person force — noting that officers who need some time away from the job will get it.

He also thanked Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, Waveland Police Department and other outside agencies, who will pick up patrols for Bay St. Louis so that officers can take some time off.


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