Corporal Michael Paul Middlebrook
Lafayette Police Department, Louisiana
End of Watch: Sunday, October 1, 2017
Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 9 years
Offender: Charged with murder
Corporal Michael Middlebrook was shot and killed while responding to a shooting at a convenience store, near the intersection of Moss Street and Van Buren Street, at approximately 10:00 pm.
The call was originally dispatched as a person with a gun but was upgraded to a shooting. As Corporal Middlebrook arrived on scene a male subject opened fire on him, engaging him in a shootout. Corporal Middlebrook was fatally wounding during the exchange.
The man fled the scene but was later arrested and charged with first degree murder and three counts of attempted first-degree murder.
Corporal Middlebrook had served with the Lafayette Police Department for nine years. He is survived by his wife, 3-year-old daughter, and two young stepdaughters.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Chief Toby Aguillard
Lafayette Police Department
900 E University Ave
Lafayette, LA 70503
Phone: (337) 291-8600