Retired Louisiana State Police trooper dies in fishing accident

Robert Patrick
Robert Patrick((Source: Family))
Published: Feb. 11, 2021 at 12:30 PM CST
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LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. (KNOE) - A retired Louisiana State Police trooper has died in a fishing accident in West Carroll Parish.

Robert Patrick was found dead on Feb. 10 near a boat ramp at the Hogue Island Hunting Club near Lake Providence. His phone was nearby and his vehicle was still running. Officials say his boat trailer was in the water.

No foul play is suspected.

According to a post on Oak Grove’s Facebook page, Patrick began his career in law enforcement with the West Carroll Parish Sheriff’s Office before going to the Town of Oak Grove. Later, he became a Louisiana State Trooper and retired in 2019. He leaves behind a wife, a daughter and two grandchildren.

“Robert was a fine man, a great law enforcement agent and an even better husband, father and grandfather,” Mayor Adam Holland said. “I was proud to know him as a family friend and cherish the words of advice and encouragement over the years. He will truly be missed by our community.”

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