Crimestoppers to honor family of slain HANO officer

Published: Jan. 19, 2016 at 12:33 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - More should be learned today about the investigation into the murder of a HANO officer.

Officer James Bennett, Jr. was gunned down last May while on patrol at a Central City construction site.

So far, no suspects have ever been named.

The update on the investigation into his death should come at the Crimestoppers annual awards luncheon.

Officer Bennett's family will be presented with a Fallen Hero's award during today's event.

Bennett was found dead inside his marked squad car.Detectives believe he was shot in the 2300 block of Erato Street and his car continued to roll forward, coming to a stop after striking a curb at the intersection of Freret and Erato.

Bennett worked at HANO for two years. He was working an overtime detail at the construction site when he was killed.