Superintendent Michael Harrison of the New Orleans Police Department in Louisiana sadly reports the death of Officer Bryan Bordes.

Officer Bordes, 43, was working his normal midnight shift and was on foot patrol with his partner on Bourbon Street when he suddenly became ill experiencing severe abdominal cramps. Officer Bordes called for medical assistance and then experienced some type of a seizure. Emergency Medical Personnel were nearby and immediately came to his aid and began to treat him.

During transport to the hospital Officer Bordes’ condition worsened and he died. Refusing to give up on Officer Bordes, the ambulance continued to the hospital as the Paramedics continued to treat Officer Bordes. The emergency room medical staff continued attempts to resuscitate Officer Bordes for about an hour following his arrival. Their efforts were not successful and he was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Officer Bordes’ family had no knowledge of any pre-existing medical conditions that would cause this sudden onset of illness and subsequent death. An autopsy is scheduled by the Orleans Parish Coroner to determine the exact cause of his death.

Officer Bordes served the New Orleans Police Department for 19 years. He was assigned to the eighth district. He is survived by his wife, children and parents.

Officer Bryan Bordes-gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Sunday, July 3, 2016.

Graphic done by Rose Borisow GraFX

Additional details can be found here:

http://www.wwltv.com/news/local/nopd-officer-collapses-dies-while-working-on-bourbon-street/262544661

http://www.wdsu.com/news/harrison-18year-veteran-nopd-officer-bryan-bordes-loved-doing-his-job/40346116

http://theadvocate.com/news/neworleans/neworleansnews/16294906-171/new-orleans-police-officer-dies-during-overnight-shift-on-bourbon-street-police-say

http://wgno.com/2016/07/03/nopd-officer-dies-while-working-on-bourbon-street/