BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome gives her condolences to the loved ones of the helicopter pilot killed in a crash on Tuesday.

This afternoon we learned of the tragic death of a former Emergency Medical Services employee, Joshua Hawley, in Tuesday’s helicopter crash on the Bonne Carré Spillway Bridge. Hawley served our EMS Department for four years, and was an valuable member of our City-Parish team.

Please join me in keeping his family, friends, and colleagues lifted in prayer as they navigate this loss. His memory will remain in the hearts of our residents for many years to come.

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

A fundraiser has been created to provide financial assistance to Hawley’s family. Click here to make a donation.