Hero Down: Iberville Sheriff's Deputy William 'Billy' Pourciau Dies Unexpectedly
Plaquemine, LA – Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office (IPSO) Deputy William “Billy” Pourciau died unexpectedly on July 15, according to his department.
The 63-year-old deputy’s “dedication to the Sheriff’s Office was beyond measure,” IPSO said in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
Deputy Pourciau served IPSO for 15 years, but his law enforcement career spanned nearly three decades, the department said in another post.
“Billy loved his job and loved wearing the badge,” the agency said. “When Billy’s assigned duties were complete, he assisted his brothers however he could. He was dedicated to our parish, his job and his work family.”
Deputy Pourciau “was a friend to all and was truly a beautiful soul,” the sheriff’s office continued. “We are all better off having had him in our lives. It is truly our loss.”
He leaves behind his son, Sean, his brother, Daryl, and his lifelong friend, Ben Witt, “who was more family than friend,” his department said.
“He will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by his brothers in law enforcement and by his entire sheriff’s office family and friends,” the IPSO wrote. “His spirit will never be forgotten, and we know he will continue to have our back in death as he did in life. Rest easy brother.”
Deputy Pourciau will be laid to rest on Monday.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy William “Billy” Pourciau, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.
Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.