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Funeral Service will be held at 12:00PM on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Our Savior's Church for Corporal Michael Paul Middlebrook, 44, who passed away on October 1, 2017 in the line of duty.
Rev. Scott Adams, Associate Pastor of Our Savior's Church will conduct the funeral service.
Cpl. Middlebrook, a resident of Youngsville, was the son of Herman Middlebrook and the former Frances Matrana. Michael proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. Continuing his commitment to serve, Michael graduated from Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy and received an award for marksmanship. He began his law enforcement career with Cameron Parish Sheriff's Office. In 2009, Michael joined the Lafayette Police Department. He collected food that otherwise would have been discarded, clothing and other items to distribute in his service area. These efforts, in aiding the poor and needy, earned him the Beyond the Badge, Heart of Law Enforcement Award in 2017.
In his spare time, Michael was an avid fisherman. He also enjoyed hunting and being outdoors. He was a man of God, and was a dedicated husband, father, son, and brother. He will be missed dearly by family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Adrien Jones Middlebrook; daughter, Violet Middlebrook; step-daughters, Bianca and Chloe; mother, Frances Matrana Von Hof and husband Dennis; father, Herman Middlebrook and step-mother, Rose; silbings, Michele Middlebrook Harris and husband Adrian, Curtis Boudreaux and wife Brandy, Mandy Middlebrook-Lovett and husband Michael; paternal grandmother, Agatha St. Germain; 7 nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Crystal Lawyer; 2 brothers-in-law, Aaron Lawyer and Javon Lawyer; uncle, Wayne Middlebrook and wife Ramona; aunt, Sarah Matrana Timberlake; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Leroy St. Germain; maternal grandparents, Anthony and Gertha Lee Matrana.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Our Savior’s Church, 1201 E. Broussard Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508 on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 5:00PM to 9:00PM. Visiting hours will continue on Friday from 9:00AM until the time of service.
Pallbearers will be Josh Plendl, Sgt. David LeBlanc, Curtis Boudreaux, Adrian Harris, Michael Lovett and Wesley Middlebrook.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Cpl. Middlebrook's honor can be made to City of Lafayette Police Department Fallen Heroes Fund through the Community Foundation of Acadiana, www.cfacadiana.org/LafayettePDFund.
Personal condolences may be sent to the Middlebrook family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com.
Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA is in charge of funeral arrangements.
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