La Porte Chief of Police Killed in Car Accident

La Porte Chief of Police Killed in Car Accident
Chief Doug Ditrich

The City of La Porte is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Police Chief Doug Ditrich in a tragic accident in Milam, Texas (Sabine County) on Sunday, January 21.

The family of Chief Ditrich has been notified, and the City respects their privacy during this difficult time. The incident was not related to any ongoing investigation or law enforcement duties, and no foul play is suspected.

In response to this tragic event, the City is offering counseling assistance to both the Police Department and City staff. As further details emerge, information about memorial services will be shared with the public.

Assistant Chiefs Bennie Boles and Scott Pullig will be overseeing Department operations until further notice.

The public is kindly urged to refrain from contacting the police department for details regarding services, as this information will be released at a later time.

The entire Ditrich family and the La Porte Police Department are in the thoughts and prayers of the community during this difficult time.