ALEXANDRIA, LA. (FOX44) - A former Opelousas police officer and "hero" from Hurricane Katrina is in jail, accused of killing his wife.
According to the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office, Donald Pickney's wife, "shawn-da" died at an Alexandria hospital Saturday.
The coroner is still trying to determine how Shawn-da died.
Pickney was honored in 2006 for his help evacuating a hospital in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.
The sheriff's office is still investigating.