Friday, February 05, 2010

Alfred Celestain, Hero of Justice

-- Wentworth House

His Excellency the Governor-General announced the addition of another name to the roll of the Heroes of Justice.

His Excellency is quoted as saying "It is my solemn duty to confirm the addition of the name of the Most Honourable Police Officer Alfred Celestain to the illustrious roll of those recognized by Her Majesty and this Dominion as a Hero of Justice."

"The Most Honourable Officer Alfred Celestain, Hero of Justice succumbed on Monday, 11 January 2010, to injuries sustained two days after his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver as he and his partner responded to a call. The drunk driver ran a red light and collided with the patrol car at the intersection of St. Charles Avenue and St. Joseph Street.

Both officers were transported to a local hospital where Hero of Justice Celestain slipped into a coma. He passed away from his injuries two days later. He had served with the New Orleans Police Department for 21 years. He is survived by his parents and three children."

Concerned and supportive citizens are encouraged to offer their own personal expressions of sympathy.

Agency Contact Information
New Orleans Police Department
715 South Broad Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

Phone: (504) 826-2828

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