New Orleans cop killed in Northshore crash

Chris Miller
August 25, 2018 - 10:55 pm

The New Orleans Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its officers.

"While ridding his personal motorcycle in St. Tammany Parish Saturday evening, Officer Ricardo Silva Jr., was involved in an accident," said New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison. "The 26-year-old died of his injuries and the cause of the crash is still under investigation by the Louisiana State Police."

The chief said Silva graduated from the police academy in December and "was considered a rising star in the department." Silva got engaged to be married at the graduation.

"The loss of Officer Ricardo Silva Jr., is tragic, and my love goes out to his family and his loved ones," said Mayor Cantrell. "Officer Silva was a recent addition to the force and a rising star in the department. The NOPD and the City of New Orleans mourn together. May he Rest in Peace." 

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