How to donate to the family of Louisiana State Police Master Trooper Adam Gaubert

Staff Report
Louisiana State Police Master Trooper Adam Gaubert joined the department in 2002. He served for 19 years and was a United States Army veteran.

Louisiana State Police announced in a release three methods of donating to the family of LSP Master Trooper Adam Gaubert.

The charitable arm of the Louisiana State Troopers Association, Louisiana Troopers Charities Inc., is the proper mechanism for monetary donations to the family.

How you can donate:

"Thank you for remembering Master Trooper Gaubert’s family, friends, and LSP brothers and sisters in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time," Capt. Nick Manale stated in the release.

LSP has been working closely with numerous local, state, and federal agencies to investigate the circumstances of a multi-parish fatal shooting spree that resulted in two deaths and three critical injuries.

The suspect, 31-year-old Matthew Mire, was taken into custody shortly after 10 p.m. on Oct. 9 after a daylong manhunt by numerous law enforcement agencies.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Gaubert was ambushed by Mire as he sat in his fully marked patrol unit.

The ambush occurred in close proximity to the Dutton Road shooting in Prairieville that took place in the overnight hours of Oct. 9.

Mire is a person of interest in multiple shooting incidents in Ascension, Livingston, and East Baton Rouge parishes.

Following the shootings, Mire was allegedly involved in a pursuit where he fired a weapon at a separate pursuing trooper. That trooper exchanged gunfire with the suspect during the incident and was not injured.

As the search for Mire progressed, Louisiana State Police, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms, Louisiana Department of Corrections, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, and East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office worked together in the search area near Hoo Shoo Too Road in East Baton Rouge Parish.

After being located and taken into custody without incident, Mire was transported to a local hospital for injuries he sustained from a K-9 bite and suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg.

LSP Detectives obtained arrest warrants for Mire in Ascension Parish for Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Attempted First Degree Murder of a Police Officer, and First Degree Murder of a Police Officer and arrest warrants in East Baton Rouge Parish for Aggravated Flight from an Officer and Attempted First Degree Murder of a Police Officer.

Troopers are maintaining constant watch over Mire at the medical facility and he will be booked on the warrant charges upon release.

LSP Bureau of Investigations and LSP Crime Lab processed several crime scenes in Ascension and East Baton Rouge parishes related to the shootings involving LSP Troopers.

This investigation is active and ongoing and further information will be released as available.

Adam Gaubert was chosen outstanding State Trooper working in Ascension Parish in 2008 by the St. Theresa of Avila Knights of Columbus Council 2657. This file photo from the Gonzales Weekly Citizen shows Gaubert receiving the award from Trooper Frank Ducote.

Gaubert had served with LSP since 2002 performing patrol duties at Troop A in Baton Rouge and serving as a Detective in the LSP Criminal Investigations Division throughout his career.

Gaubert was a veteran of the United States Army and embodied the LSP Core Values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage.

Arrangements for Gaubert have not been finalized at this time, but he will be afforded full honors earned with a line of duty death.

Further information on services will be announced when available.