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Slidell street formally renamed for officer killed in line of duty

Sgt. Earl Alfred (Photo via Bob Warren, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Sgt. Earl Alfred (Photo via Bob Warren, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) -

The Slidell City Council formally adopted an ordinance to rename a street after a police officer killed in the line of duty.

The city informally changed Third Street to Sgt. Alfred Drive years ago. However, it was never changed by an ordinance.

Early Alfred was the first hired by the Slidell police force. He was shot and killed in 1975 while responding to a robbery.

Saying the honor comes 40-years lat, council unanimously agreed on Tuesday to officially rename the street, according to our partners at Nola.com/The Times Picayune.

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