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.