Baton Rouge officer Shane Totty hailed as ‘special,’ ‘warrior,’ ‘hero’ as friends, family say goodbye

Baton Rouge officer Shane Totty hailed as ‘special,’ ‘warrior,’ ‘hero’ as friends, family say goodbye

Shane Totty funeral
Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Gregory Anderson, center left, reads the Motorman’s Poem as Cpl. Micahel Domingue, center right, is overcome with emotion as they are joined by other members of the department’s motorcycle division during funeral services for fallen Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Shane Totty, Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge, La. (Hilary Scheinuk/The Advocate)

The Advocate | February 7, 2019

While illuminated by a portrait of his smiling family, law enforcement officers remembered the late Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Shane Totty as a motor man, family man and man of honor — someone driven by compassion and a warrior’s spirit.

Totty, 31, died last Friday when the police motorcycle he was riding during a funeral procession collided with a truck in the center lane of Jones Creek Road.

“When we lose young brothers like Totty, we are reminded that sometimes we take things for granted. It takes a special kind of person to do this kind of work,” Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul said during Thursday’s service at Healing Place Church.

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