In Memoriam Assistant Chief Kirt R. Ricks III


(Graphics courtesy Rose Borisow GrafX)

Master Trooper Daniel “Scott” Moreau, information officer of the Louisiana State Police, sadly reports the death of Assistant Chief Kirt Ricks III of the Montgomery Police Department.

Ricks, 24, died as a result of injuries he sustained in a two vehicle head-on crash.

For reasons that have yet to be determined, Ricks lost control of his 2006 Ford Crown Victoria patrol vehicle and it left the roadway on the right side of the road.

Ricks steered the patrol vehicle back on the roadway, but over corrected. As a result, the patrol vehicle crossed the centerline of the roadway and struck an oncoming vehicle head-on.

Consequently, Ricks and the other driver that was struck were killed instantly. Neither driver was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.

Troopers of the Louisiana State Police out of Troop E are investigating the crash. Other troopers assigned to their Crash Reconstruction Team are assisting them.

Kirt Ricks III is gone, but will never be forgotten.

EOW: Friday, September 7, 2018.

Kirt Ricks
(Graphics courtesy Rose Borisow GrafX)


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Patrick Sharkey

Pat Sharkey earned an associate's Degree at Kellogg Community College and was hired by the Battle Creek Township Police Department as a dispatcher. Pat was then hired by the Michigan State Police and was initially assigned to the Capitol Security Detail. Eight years later, he attended the 98th Trooper Recruit School. Pat served as a trooper for the remainder of his career serving at State Police Posts in Erie, Sandusky, Northville, Flat Rock, Bridgeport, Ypsilanti, and Caro areas of Michigan. He attended Michigan State University’s Traffic Crash Reconstruction Program and was certified as an expert witness in several Michigan courts. Pat retired in 2010 after 35 years of public service. He is a correspondent for Law Enforcement Today and enjoys hunting, target shooting, and (most of all) sailing.

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