The Zachary firefighter and reserve police officer who was killed Monday night in a hit-and-run will be remembered as a dedicated public servant, said Zachary Fire Chief Danny Kimble.
Deputy Fire Chief Christopher Lawton, 41, was killed Monday night when he was run over by a U-haul truck in the parking lot of the Baker Walmart, officials on the scene said. He and another Zachary police officer were working undercover to investigate felony drug charges, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said.
"Chris was a hard worker and a dedicated fireman," Kimble said Tuesday morning. "And a family man, he believed very much in his family."
Kimble said Lawton was married with two children.
Lawton embodied "just being a public servant, giving back to his community," Kimble said.