Lafayette Parish Police Department Mourns Death Of Policeman

Monday, June 25, 2012 - 6:16pm

The Lafayette Parish Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own.

Corporal Joel Grayson died Saturday in an off duty boating accident on Lake Maurepas.

The Department Of Wildlife And Fisheries says the Corporal went into the water to grab the boat's anchor.

Sources say when he made his way back up he hit the prop of the boat.

The Corporal was taken to the hospital and thats where he died.

Corporal Grayson was on the city's SWAT team, and was a recipient of the police department's Medal Of Valor. 

 He was 29 year old.

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