Family and friends of Lafayette Police Cpl. Joel Grayson are in mourning today after learning he was killed in a boating accident Saturday.

Cpl. Paul Mouton, a Lafayette Police Department spokesperson, says the incident, which happened in Livingston Parish, is being investigated by the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Grayson was a five-and-a-half-year veteran of the police force. Mouton says he was a member of the Crime Suppression Unit and an operator on the S.W.A.T. team.

Mouton says Grayson was also a recipient of the department's greatest honor, the Medal of Valor.

"The Lafayette Police Department respectfully offers its condolences and support to Joel Grayson's wife and family," Mouton said in a media release.