Two injured in Monday night event


A DeQuincy police officer working a domestic disturbance call on La. 27 Monday night, Sept. 23, was hit by a vehicle, authorities said.

Officer Richard Caillier was one of two DeQuincy Police officers assisting the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office on the call just outside city limits, on La. 27 N., around 10:15 p.m., Chief Casey Whitehead said.

Law enforcement made contact with the man involved, but the woman was down on the road, Whitehead said. As Caillier was walking over to the woman, a car veered off the road and hit them both, running over the officer.

Both were life-flighted to a Lake Charles hospital. Caillier was treated and released and is now being treated in Beauregard.