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Friday, November 23, 2007

[LA] Another dead-in-the-bathtub officer's wife: Cynthia Wallace Welch

OUT OF SIX ARTICLES ABOUT OFFICER WELCH'S DV CHARGE WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND THIS MONTH - ONLY ONE OF THE ARTICLES MENTIONS:

...[Shreveport police officer Michael] Welch is a widower. His wife died this past January in what was determined to be a suicide using Welch's department-issue pistol. Cynthia Welch, 30, was found in the bathtub of the couple's mobile home with a gunshot wound to the head...

NO MEDIA UPROAR HERE!
NO INVESTIGATION.
JUST ANOTHER DEAD IN THE BATHTUB COP'S WIFE.
MAYBE SOME OF THE MEDIA ASSIGNED TO COVER THE DEAD, MISSING, AND ABUSED WOMEN IN BOLINGBROOK POLICE SGT. DREW PETERSON'S LIFE CAN LOOK INTO SOME OF THE UNSOLVED, UNRESOLVED, AND VERY SUSPICIOUS DEATHS OF THE MANY OTHER OFFICER'S WIVES WHOSE LOCAL MEDIA HAS FAILED THEM.

NO DETAILS (OR OTHER HUMAN BEINGS TO TRY TO CONTACT) IN HER OBITUARY:
DEATHS
The Shreveport Times
January 25, 2007
Welch, Cynthia Wallace, 30, of Shreveport, died Sunday; services at 2 p.m. today at Brookwood Baptist Church, Shreveport; burial in Centuries Memorial Park Cemetery, Shreveport; arrangements by Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Southside Drive, Shreveport.
(Newsbank Record Number: shr36575539)

That would make her date of said-death January 21st, 2007.

EVEN THAT WAS NOT ON THE INTERNET - I GOT IT OUT OF A LIBRARY NEWSPAPER DATABASE.

IF ANYONE CAN FIND OUT ANYTHING ABOUT CYNTHIA OR HER FAMILY MEMBERS PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

Officer will lose job if convicted of domestic violence
KTBS, LA - Nov 20, 2007
The Shreveport police officer arrested Monday after a fight with his girlfriend could lose his job if convicted of domestic battery because he would be prohibited from carrying a gun. Michael Welch, 31, hit his girlfriend early Monday after she had taken his pickup for two days, police said. Welch is a widower. His wife died this past January in what was determined to be a suicide using Welch's department-issue pistol. Cynthia Welch, 30, was found in the bathtub of the couple's mobile home with a gunshot wound to the head, police said. Welch was placed on leave while detectives and the coroner investigated, then returned to duty, Police Department spokeswoman Kacee Hargrave said. Welch, a patrolman, is currently on paid administrative leave while the Police Department's Internal Affairs Division investigates the incident involving his girlfriend. He posted bond on the domestic violence charge and was released from jail, officials said. Monday's fight revolved around Welch's girlfriend, Crystal Nicholas, not returning his truck, police said. He had reported it stolen after she didn't call him. Nicholas, 27, brought it back to the mobile home they shared and the fight ensued, police said. Welch has not been arraigned on the charge. Nicholas was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

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12 comments:

  1. i wonder who wrote the obituary that had no information - not even a husband...

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  2. Shreveport policeman is charged with DWI
    Friday, January 9,2009
    A 32-year-old Shreveport police officer was charged with driving while intoxicated last Saturday. Michael Welch was charged in connection with an incident that occurred early that morning in the 6200 block of Bert Kouns. Welch was off-duty but driving a marked police car when he was arrested.





    Police Officer Charged with Louisiana DWI in Shreveport
    Off duty cop was driving police cruiser at time of arrest for drunk driving in Louisiana.

    Shreveport police officer Michael Welch was charged with driving while intoxicated in Louisiana after a traffic incident. The 32-year old was off duty but driving a marked patrol car when other motorists contacted the police about his careless driving. Shreveport police were immediately dispatched to the area, where the found Welch asleep behind the wheel with the engine of the police cruiser running.

    Welch was booked at the Shreveport City Jail on charges of suspicion of drunk driving in Louisiana around 4:00 am. He was later released on bond.

    Welch is a three year veteran with the Shreveport Police Department, assigned to the Uniformed Services Division. He is on administrative leave pending an investigation.

    http://www.dui.com/dui-library/louisiana/news/police-officer-charged-with-louisiana-dwi-in-shreveport

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  3. Shreveport police officer's gun believed used in suicide
    Shreveport Times, LA - 8 hours ago
    January 20, 2007
    By John Andrew Prime jprime@gannett.com

    Shreveport police are at the scene of a suicide on the west side of town, one in which an officer's wife died.

    The incident was called in to Caddo Parish 911 dispatchers at 7:19 a.m. from the 6200 block of Buncombe Road, according to reports.

    Police spokesman Randy Patrick said the victim used a Glock and that efforts are now under way to determine whether it was her husband's service weapon.

    Neither the name of the officer or the name of his wife was immediately available.

    At 9:20 a.m. there were 10 Shreveport police units on the scene, which dispatchers said was a mobile home park.

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    Police Briefs: Shreveport police investigate suicide
    Shreveport police investigate suicide
    Shreveport Times, LA
    January 21, 2007

    The Shreveport Police Department is investigating an apparent suicide in which the wife of an officer died.

    The incident was called in to 911 dispatchers at 7:19 a.m. Saturday from a trailer park in the 6200 block of Buncombe Road in west Shreveport, according to Caddo Parish 911 reports.

    Police spokesman Randy Patrick said the victim used a Glock and that efforts are now under way to determine whether it was her husband's service weapon. A Glock is the typically issued gun to Shreveport police officers.

    "We're not sure if it was his weapon," Patrick said. "It could've even been his wife's weapon."

    Shreveport police did not release the name of the officer or the name of his wife or details of her wounds.

    At least 10 Shreveport police units were at the scene up to two hours after the incident was reported. There were two units at the scene around 6 p.m.

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  4. SPD officer on administrative leave for a second time
    KSLA-TV, KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana
    By Alisa Thomas
    Posted: Feb 16, 2011 9:10 AM PST
    Updated: Feb 16, 2011 11:31 AM PST

    SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport Police officer has been put on administrative leave for a second time, only this time it's for alleged domestic abuse battery.

    Officer Michael Welch according to Shreveport Police was issued a summons by the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office early Wednesday morning.

    The summons was issued after the Sheriff's Department begin investigating a report of domestic trouble in Caddo Parish. Police say Welch was not on duty at the time of the incident.

    Welch was put on administrative leave back in 2008 for alleged first offense D.W.I. A driver reportedly called to complain about a police car driving recklessly. Welch was arrested and charged with D.W.I.

    Welch, who was hired by the department in March of 2005, has been relieved of all duties pending an administrative investigation ordered by Shreveport Police Chief, Willie Shaw.

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    Shreveport Officer Suspended After Domestic Altercation
    KTBS
    Feb 16 2011

    A Shreveport police officer has been suspended after an overnight altercation with his wife led authorities to cite him for domestic violence.
    Michael Welch, 34, was not arrested by Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies, who opted to give him a summons to come to court to answer misdemeanor domestic abuse battery charges.
    The incident happened late Tuesday night at the couple's home outside Shreveport. Welch was off duty at the time.
    Sheriff's deputies said the couple had gotten into an argument. She said he slapped her; he said she bit him on the hip.
    The couple both had marks on them, deputies said. After taking statements from the couple and evaluating the physical evidence, deputies decided to issue him a summons but not to charge her. Welch left the house with a friend, deputies said.
    Police Chief Willie Shaw said Welch has been relieved of duty and placed on administrative leave. An investigation is underway by the Police Departments internal affairs bureau.
    Welch went to work at the Police Department in March 2005.
    In 2007, he was arrested on domestic violence charges alleging he hit his girlfriend after she took his truck. Those were later dismissed for lack of evidence.

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  5. 2014:
    Michael Welch Jr
    police officer at shreveport police dept.
    Shreveport, Louisiana AreaLaw Enforcement
    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-welch-jr/23/ba0/481

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  6. Officer Welch and the victim married, and he remains an officer.

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  7. This is absurd and should have been investigated! How and why did this even happen??? Police inforcement should be held accountable.

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    Replies
    1. We've got plenty of these, tragically.

      [U.S.] Too Many Said-Suicides of Law Enforcement Officer's wives, girlfriends, dates, and ex's
      http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2013/09/too-many-said-suicides-of-law.html

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    2. AnonymousJune 02, 2014

      he was just put on paid leave again 5/30/2014 ....hmm wonder for what

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  8. AnonymousJuly 08, 2014

    5 /30/2014 for domestic abuse.

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