HARVEY, La. -- (WGNO) -- A Jefferson Parish deputy died Wednesday afternoon after he was shot while attempting to conduct a "pedestrian stop" on Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey. Col. John Fortunato has identified the deputy as David Michel, Jr., 50, who served on the Street Crimes Unit.
Fortunato said Michel joined JPSO as a reserve deputy in 2007. He became a full-time deputy in February 2013, moving from the patrol division to the Street Crimes Unit in June 2015. Michel lived in Marrero.