Police Officer Juandre Gilliam was killed in a crash during a vehicle pursuit at approximately 10:30 pm.
A vehicle he was attempting to stop for a traffic violation fled, and he pursued it onto St. Peter Street where his vehicle overturned near Route 182. Officer Gilliam was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Iberia General Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Both occupants of the vehicle, one adult and one juvenile, were arrested a short time later.
Officer Gilliam had served with the Jeanerette Police Department for two years but had only graduated from the police academy three weeks prior to the crash.