The mother of the man accused of killing Shreveport Police Officer Thomas LaValley, a native of St. Amant, said on the night of the killing, even she left the family’s home, worried over her son’s erratic behavior, according to a report by Shreveport television station KSLA.
LaValley was gunned down in the line of duty while responding to a distress call in Shreveport. When LaValley contacted the suspect, Grover Cannon, police say Cannon pulled out a gun and shot him multiple times.
“Grover was over here, Grover was talking so crazy, I saw a look in my son that scared me,” said Ramona Cannon, the mother of the suspect.
LaValley was laid to rest Monday in Ascension Parish, after a procession from Shreveport marked by displays of respect by fellow officers and residents across the state.