New Orleans Police Department
The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) has primary responsibility for law enforcement in New Orleans, Louisiana. The department's jurisdiction covers all of Orleans Parish, while the city is divided into eight police districts. Shaun D. Ferguson has been the Superintendent of Police since January 18, 2019.
|New Orleans Police Department|
|Operations jurisdiction||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States|
|Map of New Orleans Police Department's jurisdiction.|
|Size||350.2 square miles (907 km2)|
|Headquarters||715 S. Broad Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119|
- 1 Districts
- 2 History
- 3 Misconduct
- 3.1 Murder of Kim Groves (1994)
- 3.2 Antoinette Frank (1995)
- 3.3 Hurricane Katrina (2005)
- 3.4 Joshua Colclough (2012)
- 3.5 U.S. Department of Justice consent decree (2012)
- 3.6 Maurice Palmer (2013)
- 3.7 Quincy Jones and Rafael Dobard (2014)
- 3.8 Desmond Pratt (2014)
- 4 Rank structure
- 5 Demographics
- 6 Hurricane Katrina
- 7 Bureaus and command staff
- 8 Non-District core components and command staff
- 9 Personnel shortage
- 10 New Orleans Police badge
- 11 Fallen officers
- 12 See also
- 13 References
- 14 External links
The NOPD is divided into eight police districts, each of which is commanded by a Police Commander:
- 1st District – Commander Lejan Roberts (Tremé, Mid-City)
- 2nd District – Commander Jeffrey H. Walls (Uptown, Carrollton)
- 3rd District – Commander Ryan Labruno (Gentilly, Lakeview, Westend)
- 4th District – Commander Caesar Ruffin (Algiers, English Turn)
- 5th District – Commander Frank M. Young (7th Ward, 8th Ward, 9th Ward, Bywater, Desire)
- 6th District – Commander Ronnie Stevens (Irish Channel, Central City, Garden Dist)
- 7th District – Commander Lawrence Dupree (New Orleans East)
- 8th District – Commander Octavio Baldassaro French Quarter, Central Business Dist. (CBD), Warehouse District, Marigny Triangle)
There are several units within each district, including Uniform Patrol, District Investigative Unit-Property Crimes, District Investigative Unit-Person Crimes, Task Force and Quality of Life Unit.
After New Orleans was founded by French colonists in 1718, the policing of the city was done by military forces. These were alternating French, Spanish and French under differing governmental rule. The formation of the New Orleans Police Department was first recorded in 1796, during the administration of Baron Francisco Luis Héctor de Carondelet. The account said, "Crime had reached such proportions by the mid-1790s that a full-time city police force was required." In the early 1800s, the council authorized the hiring of free people of color, who were to be commanded by white officers. During French and Spanish years, a relatively large class of free people of color had developed in New Orleans, many of whom had become educated and property owners. Of mixed race, they had become established as a distinct class in the society, between the ethnic European residents and the mass of mostly African slaves in the region.
On November 8, 1803, Mayor Etienne de Boré holds the first council meeting, and appoints a committee to inspect prisons and formulate police rules. He also appoints Pierre Achille Rivery Commissioner General of Police, with 25 agents at his head. They are quickly forced to resign as a result of numerous complaints, and the city authorized to engage mulattoes, which are placed under the authority of white officers, became a part of the United States on December 20, 1803 by virtue of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1804 a patrol militia was organized under James Pitot, the Mayor of New Orleans, two years later the body dissolved. With urbanization, in 1817, the city had 46 commissioners, it was divided into four police districts (Old Square, Faubourg Tremé (in), St. Mary and Faubourg Marigny). Given the inefficiency of this one, committees of "vigilantes" are created in the years 1820-1830. In 1836, the city was divided into three separate municipalities, each with an autonomous police force..
In July 1866 Republicans called for a Louisiana Constitutional Convention at the Mechanics Institute in New Orleans, as they were angered by the legislature's passage of Black Codes and failure to provide suffrage for free men of color and freedmen. Blacks marched in support of the convention, and were attacked on the street by a white mob, made up of ex-Confederate veterans. This was later called the New Orleans Riot of 1866. The mob killed 34 black citizens and three white Republicans; estimates of wounded ranged from 48 to more than 100, mostly black. The riot "stemmed from deeply rooted political, social, and economic causes," and took place in part because of the battle "between two opposing factions for power and office." The governor called in federal troops to restore order. The riots in New Orleans and Memphis that year contributed to Congressional passage of Reconstruction legislation and domination of the state by military forces for several years.
Violence continued in the state and city related to each election, particularly before and after the disputed gubernatorial election of 1872. Tensions continued, although the federal government had certified the Republican slate and William Kellogg as governor. In September 1874, in the so-called Battle of Liberty Place, 5,000 members of the White League entered the city in an attempted takeover of state buildings to seat John McEnery, the Democratic candidate for governor. Well-armed, they overwhelmed the 3500 members of the integrated Metropolitan police force, blacks and Republicans, and occupied the state armory and other buildings for three days. Learning that federal troops were arriving by ship, the White League forces retreated from the city. The Louisiana State Museum reports that 11 Metropolitans were killed and 60 wounded, while 16 White Leaguers were killed and 45 wounded.
The October 1890 murder of Police Chief Hennessey resulted in the lynching of eleven suspects Between July 24 and July 28, 1900, a violent suspect resisted arrest and killed four police officers and mortally wounded one.
Early 21st centuryEdit
In 2014, Superintendent Serpas retired from the New Orleans Police Department after 21 years of service. Before retiring, Superintendent Serpas attained the civil service rank of major and the appointed position of assistant superintendent of the NOPD. Chief Serpas was preceded by Warren J. Riley, who retired with the change of the mayoral administration on May 2, 2010. Riley had been preceded by Eddie Compass and Richard Pennington.
During a press conference on June 25, 2010, Superintendent Serpas announced several reforms to the New Orleans Police Department. Superintendent Serpas reduced the number of deputy superintendents from six to four, and decided that only two of those positions would be held by commissioned officers. Serpas announced that Marlon Defillo, current Assistant Superintendent of the Bureau of Investigations, would take on a new role as the Deputy Chief of the Operations Bureau. Current Deputy Chief Kirk Bouyelas would also take on a new role as Deputy Chief of the Investigative Services Bureau. The two civilian deputy chiefs were to be Ms. Arlinda Westbrook, Deputy Chief (Civilian) in charge of the Public Integrity Bureau, and Ms. Stephanie Landry, Deputy Chief (Civilian) in charge of the Management Services Bureau. Serpas also reduced the rank of eleven appointed Majors to their proper civil service rank of Captain. Also in the slew of changes, Serpas reassigned 25 of the current 37 Captains within the department. Superintendent Serpas announced on June 23, 2010, that the majority of his highest-ranking commissioned officers – for example, majors and deputy chiefs – would be summarily demoted effective June 27 to captain, the latter rank thereby returning as the de facto rank of district station commander. As a courtesy, many personnel continue to address district commanders with the honorific "Major." As of July 2010, only two officers – Treadaway and Burkart – retain the rank of major, both of whom were appointed to the position by civil service.
Also in accordance with the above changes, two of Serpas's deputy chiefs swapped responsibilities, while two others were replaced by civilian personnel, bringing the net count of deputy chiefs from six to four.
On March 1, 2011, the New Orleans Civil Service Commission unanimously approved Superintendent Serpas' proposal to create a new pay plan for 16 new "Police Commanders". Serpas originally asked the Commission to approve 16 "Colonel's" positions. The new "Commanders" will be third in the command structure of the New Orleans Police Department, only ranked lower than the superintendent and deputy superintendents. In June 2011, 1 additional commander position was created for the Reserve Division. All other personnel, including the two majors, will be subordinate to these individuals. The Police Commanders are responsible for the 17 "Core Components" of the NOPD, including the 8 Patrol Districts and nine other units as noted below.
On August 18, 2014, at a press conference at City Hall, Superintendent Ronal W. Serpas announced his retirement from the New Orleans Police Department, effective immediately. Mayor Mitch Landrieu then announced the appointment of 7th District Commander Michael S. Harrison, a 23-year veteran as the Interim Superintendent of Police. It was announced later in the day that former Superintendent Serpas would be taking on a faculty teaching position at Loyola University of New Orleans.
On August 22, 2014, Interim Superintendent Harrison announced that veteran Deputy Superintendent of Operations Darryl Albert would now take command of the Investigative & Support Bureau, becoming the Chief of Detectives. It was also announced that 6th District Commander Robert Bardy had been promoted to Deputy Superintendent of Operations. Also promoted were Lieutenants Ronnie Stevens and Lawrence Dupree, now Commanders of the 6th & 7th Districts respectively.
On October 17, 2014, Superintendent Harrison announced the realignment of some of the department's top brass. Commander Rannie Mushatt was promoted to Deputy Superintendent of the Investigative & Support Bureau, the position formerly held by Darryl J. Albert. Chief Albert was reduced in rank to Police Commander and appointed command of the Criminal Investigation Division. Lieutenants Doug Eckert and Richard Williams were promoted to the Police Commander position and placed in command of the Education, Training & Recruitment Division and Crime Lab & Evidence Division respectively. Commander John Thomas, who holds a Juris Doctorate and previously commanded the Crime Lab & Evidence Division, assumed new duties as the commander of the Compliance Bureau. Commander Kim Lewis-Williams was reduced in rank to her permanent civil service classification of police lieutenant and transferred back to patrol duties.
In mid-2015, press reports indicated that the department was able to clear less than a third of its homicide cases.
Murder of Kim Groves (1994)Edit
Officer Len Davis was found guilty and was sentenced to death for ordering hit-man Paul Hardy to murder Kim Groves, a 32-year-old mother of three children. Groves had filed a police brutality complaint against Davis with Internal Affairs the previous day, and a fellow officer tipped Davis about the charge. Hardy was sentenced to life in prison.
Antoinette Frank (1995)Edit
On March 4, 1995, Officer Antoinette Frank robbed a local restaurant, and killed two of the owner's children, as well as her own partner who was working security at the business. She was sentenced to death.
Hurricane Katrina (2005)Edit
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, ninety-one officers resigned or retired and another two hundred and twenty-eight were investigated for abandoning their posts.
Danziger Bridge shootingsEdit
One report of violence involved a police shooting of six citizens on the Danziger Bridge, which carries the Chef Menteur Highway (US 90) across the Industrial Canal. These citizens were reportedly attacking contractors of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers involved in the 17th Street Canal repair. Other reports alleged people seeking refuge on the bridge from the flood were fired on without provocation. The shootings left two dead and four injured. Subsequently, seven NOPD officers were indicted on murder charges in connection with the incident known as the "Danziger 7". The case was dropped when the prosecutor who brought the charges, Eddie Jordan, resigned his position following charges of corruption and a judgment against him in a racial discrimination lawsuit. On August 13, 2008, District Judge Raymond Bigelow dismissed the case based on misconduct by the prosecution. On August 5, 2011, a New Orleans Federal Court jury convicted five police officers of a myriad of charges related to the cover-up and deprivation of civil rights.
Joshua Colclough (2012)Edit
In August 2012, Officer Joshua Colclough pleaded guilty to manslaughter in his killing of an unarmed man during a drug raid. He was sentenced to four years in jail.
U.S. Department of Justice consent decree (2012)Edit
The NOPD entered into a consent decree in 2012 with the U.S. Department of Justice. A U.S. DOJ investigation led to a 2011 written report alleging unconstitutional conduct by the NOPD and describing concerns re NOPD policies and procedures.
Maurice Palmer (2013)Edit
In April 2013, former Officer Maurice Palmer was sentenced to five years' probation for failing to file federal income tax forms.
Quincy Jones and Rafael Dobard (2014)Edit
In February 2014, Officers Quincy Jones and Rafael Dobard pleaded guilty to charges relating to faking time sheets and embezzling money from the department.
Desmond Pratt (2014)Edit
In March 2014, Detective Desmond Pratt pleaded guilty to sexual assault of three underaged girls. He was sentenced to three years in state custody.
|Title||Command||Insignia||Shirt||Address||Salary* (2016)||Number (2018)|
|Superintendent of Police||Police Department||White||"Superintendent"
or "Deputy Chief"
or "Deputy Chief"
|Commander||District Station, Division||White||"Commander"||107,299||16|
|Blue||"Sergeant Major"||54,421||1 |
|Officer III||(see above)||Blue||"Officer"||61,588||(see above)|
|Officer II||(see above)||Blue||"Officer"||56,566||(see above)|
|Officer I||(see above)||Blue||"Officer"||50,449||(see above)|
|Reserve||(same as regular Officers)||Blue||"Officer"||Unpaid volunteer||85|
Notes: *The State of Louisiana provides $6,000 supplemental annual pay after one year of service. Additional annual pay is merited for the following degrees: Associates: $1,000; Bachelor's: $2,000; Graduate: $3,000 (Master's, Doctorate)
STRUCTURE CHANGE AS OF OCTOBER 2019: The position of Commander has been removed since courts have ruled that it was illegally created as an unclassified position where an already existing classified position performed the same duties (Captain).
Breakdown of the makeup of the rank and file of NOPD:
- Male: 85%
- Female: 15%
- African-American/Black: 51%
- White: 46%
- Hispanic: 2%
- Asian: 1%
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005, shooting, violence and other criminal activity became serious concerns to the authorites, who over-reacted. While most of the attention of the authorities focused on rescue efforts, some sought to distract attention from the rescue efforts to police the stranded citizens. By August 30, looting had spread throughout the city, often in broad daylight and sometimes by police officers. "The looting is out of control. The French Quarter has been attacked", City Councilwoman Jackie Clarkson claimed. But these fears turned out to be largely exaggerated and hampered rescue efforts.
Incapacitated by the breakdown of transportation and communication, police officers did little to stop crime or help citizens left behind. Shopkeepers who remained behind were left to defend their property alone. Although there were some instances of violent armed robbery of nonessential valuable goods, most incidents were of residents simply gathering food, water and other essential commodities from unstaffed grocery stores. There were also reports of looting by some police officers.
Over 200 NOPD officers deserted the city during the storm. These officers were given the opportunity to explain their actions before the deputy chief in a tribunal-like hearing, after which 85% of the officers who deserted were terminated. The ones who stayed during Katrina were awarded with a Hurricane Katrina lapel pin to be worn on the uniform. It is shaped like the star and crescent badge, with a hurricane emblem in the center of the star.
Prior to Katrina, the New Orleans Police Department was notable as being one of the few major departments in the country whose officers sported powder blue uniform shirts instead of the dark or navy blue shirts used by the majority of police forces nationwide. In the wake of Katrina, however, the department switched to a dark blue uniform shirt in order to avoid potential problems from people, including officers dismissed after the hurricane who may have attempted to illegally pass themselves off as police officers. Beginning on Friday, February 13, 2009, during the annual Mardi Gras celebration, NOPD officers permanently returned to wearing powder blue uniform shirts.
In fall 2007, the Fox television network dramatized post-Katrina New Orleans in the short-lived police drama K-Ville starring Anthony Anderson and Cole Hauser as NOPD detectives working for the Felony Action Squad (FAS).
Bureaus and command staffEdit
The NOPD is divided into five bureaus, each commanded by a deputy superintendent who reports to the superintendent of police:
- Paul M. Noel, Deputy Superintendent, Field Operations Bureau
- John D. Thomas, Esq., Deputy Superintendent, Investigative and Support Bureau
- Christopher D. Goodly, Deputy Superintendent, Management Services Bureau
- Arlinda P. Westbrook, Esq., Deputy Superintendent (Civilian), Public Integrity Bureau
- Otha Sandifer, Deputy Superintendent, Professional Standards and Accountability
In the absence of the superintendent, the Deputy Superintendent of Field Operations will command the department.
Non-District core components and command staffEdit
- Management Services Bureau – Commander Jenario Sanders
- Criminal Investigations Division – Commander Regina Williams
- Specialized Investigations Division – Commander James M. Scott
- Crime Lab and Evidence Division – Commander Nicholas Gernon
- Special Operations Division – Commander Bryan J. Lampard
- Education, Training and Recruitment Division – Commander Hans Ganthier
- Public Integrity Bureau – Commander Sabrina Richardson
- Compliance Bureau – Commander Sandra Contreras
- Reserve Division – Commander Louis S. Dabdoub, III.
- Communications Division – Sgt. Merrill Mericks
- Public Affairs Division – Director Andy Cunningham
As of July 2015, the New Orleans Police Department had 1,106 officers on the force. Prior to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the NOPD had 1,742 commissioned police officers. The NOPD was actively recruiting to increase manpower in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, which preceded an unusually high number of resignations.
New Orleans Police badgeEdit
The Star and Crescent badge, unique to the NOPD, has been worn by members of the department since 1855. The crescent represents the shape of the city, as the Mississippi River forms a crescent shape around the city. The star represents the power of a state or local government to preserve order and keep the peace; it is a traditional symbol of law enforcement authority in the United States.
Since the establishment of the New Orleans Police Department in 1796, there have been 117 officers who died in the line of duty.
|Rank||Name||Date of death||Cause of death||Age||Location|
|Police Officer||Alexander Algeo||03-26-1856||Succumbed to injuries sustained on 03-17-1856 after being shot while patrolling a street corner||N/A||At the corner of Magazine Street and Common Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||James Crofton||10-04-1969||Shot and killed while trying to arrest a man which beat his son||40||At 175 St. Andrews Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130|
|Police Officer||John Coffee||04-22-1883||Shot and killed while trying to arrest a man for robbery and assault||57||Intersection of Franklin Street and Customhouse Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Chief of Police||David C. Hennessy||10-16-1890||Killed by a mob to prevent him from testifying in an upcoming trial||32||N/A|
|Patrolman||John Hurley||04-04-1892||Shot and killed by a noted criminal, Frank Lyons, after breaking up a fight||N/A||On Gallatin Street near Hospital Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Corporal||Thomas Fitzgerald||08-10-1892||Shot and killed while trying to calm a disturbance||N/A||At St. Mary's Market in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Albert Turregano||02-09-1893||Shot and killed while responding to 6 men firing guns||35||Intersection of Aubrey Street and Tonti Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||John Pettaway||10-10-1893||Shot and killed by a notorious criminal while trying to arrest him for assault||N/A||Intersection of Chippewa Street and Washington Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||John H. Keller||11-18-1894||Shot and killed by a man he was trying to arrest for public intoxication||N/A||In Exchange Alley near Canal Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||John Teen||04-27-1896||Shot and killed by a man he was trying to arrest for public intoxication and disturbing the peace||N/A||Intersection of Willow Street and Cypress Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Corporal||Anthony Cleary||05-06-1898||Shot and killed while trying to arrest a man for robbery||N/A||Intersection of Perdido Street and South Rampart Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Martin Trimp||05-06-1898||Shot and killed minutes after Corporal Anthony Cleary after cornering the same robbery suspect||N/A||Intersection of Bernadotte Street and Cleveland Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Corporal||Richard Fitzgerald||06-10-1898||Shot and killed while trying to arrest 3 men for disturbing the peace||36||At the corner of Alix Street and Bouny Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Corporal||Thomas Duffy||05-11-1899||Died from injuries sustained in 1885 in a shootout with 3 robbers||N/A||On Decatur Street near the French Market in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Captain||John Day||07-24-1900||Shot and killed along with Patrolman Peter J. Lamb while trying to arrest a wanted criminal||N/A||At the criminal's house on 4th Street, in between Rampart Street and Saratoga Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Peter J. Lamb||07-24-1900||Shot and killed along with Captain John Day while trying to arrest a wanted criminal||48||At the criminal's house on 4th Street, in between Rampart Street and Saratoga Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Jail Keeper||Andrew van Kuren||07-27-1900||Shot and killed along with Sergeant Gabriel J. Porteous and Corporal John F. Lally while raiding the home of a wanted criminal that killed Captain John Day and Patrolman Peter J. Lamb on 07-24-1900||45||At the 1200 block of Saratoga Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Corporal||John F. Lally||07-29-1900||Shot and killed along with Sergeant Gabriel J. Porteous and Jail Keeper Andrew van Kuren while raiding the home of a wanted criminal that killed Captain John Day and Patrolman Peter J. Lamb on 07-24-1900||N/A||At the 1200 block of Saratoga Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Sergeant||Gabe J. Porteous||07-28-1900||Succumbed to injuries sustained from being shot on 07-27-1900 with Jail Keeper Andrew van Kuren and Corporal John F. Lally while raiding the home of a wanted criminal who killed Captain John Day and Patrolman Peter J. Lamb on 07-24-1900||N/A||At the 1200 block of Saratoga Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||John Thomas||03-10-1901||Shot and killed in a dance hall while breaking up a fight||N/A||At the corner of Elizardi Street and Burgundy Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Charles Doyle||02-07-1903||Succumbed to injuries sustained from a gunshot wound in December 1902 while trying to arrest a man for disturbing the peace||N/A||Intersection of Melpomene Street and St. Charles Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Robert J. Cambias||10-18-1907||Killed when his throat was slashed by a knife during a fight while trying to arrest a man for stabbing someone else||22||On Allen Street, near New Orleans Street and Prieur Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||John Carroll||08-14-1908||Stabbed in the stomach while breaking up a fight in a train car||N/A||At the Louisville and Nashville Railroad depot|
|Patrolman||Charles Merritt||02-14-1911||Shot and killed by a drunk youth he was attempting to arrest||50||Intersection of Camp Street and Poyefarre Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Joseph Lacoste||11-01-1911||Shot and killed along with Patrolman George A. Russell by an insane man after docking on a ferry||N/A||On the Algiers Ferry at the Algiers landing in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Dennis Egan||11-22-1914||Succumbed to injuries sustained on 11-20-1914 after being shot while attempting to arrest a man for beating his wife||N/A||On Ursuline Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Francis A. Burke||07-05-1915||Drowned after slipping from a wharf dock ladder while trying to tell a group of boys to not swim||32||In the Mississippi River in between 7th Street and 8th Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Superintendent||James W. Reynolds||08-02-1917||Shot and killed along with Captain Garry Owen Mullen by a fellow Officer who had been suspended multiple times||N/A||In the Superintendent's office in the New Orleans Police Department Headquarters in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Captain||Garry Owen Mullen||08-02-1917||Shot and killed along with Superintendent James W. Reynolds by a fellow Officer who had been suspended multiple times||44||In the Superintendent's office in the New Orleans Police Department Headquarters in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||William J. Brown||12-09-1917||Shot and killed by a suspect's friend while trying to arrest him for creating a disturbance||45||At a restaurant on St. Mary Street near Magazine Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Frank P. Connor||02-14-1918||Shot and killed on the same day and by the same guy as Detective Patrick J. Kennedy||N/A||On Eagle Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Detective||Patrick J. Kennedy||02-14-1918||Shot and killed on the same day and by the same man as Patrolman Frank P. Connor||44||At the corner of Panola Street and Pine Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Detective||Theodore A. Obitz||05-26-1918||Shot and killed by a man he was questioning for being a possible highwayman||38||Near Calliope Street and Baronne Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Corporal||Charles A. Giblin||06-15-1919||Shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for beating his wife||62||In a home near Erato Street and South Rampart Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Corporal||Alfred J. Beyl||02-19-1920||Succumbed to injuries sustained on 02-14-1920 after being shot by a man he attempted to arrest for shooting another man at a nightclub||46||Corner of Dauphine Street and St. Louis Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Roselius Folse||07-20-1920||Shot and killed by a car thief he attempted to arrest||51||In front of the police station on St. Phillip Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Pat Manning||05-27-1921||Suffered a fatal heart attack while arresting a suspect||N/A||At the corner of St. Peter's Street and Chartres Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Timothy Lynch, Jr.||02-11-1922||Died from an unknown way of electrocution||N/A||At the corner of Dumaine Street and North Peters Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||George E. Heno||08-15-1922||Killed in a motorcycle crash||N/A||Intersection of St. Charles Street and Aline Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Lemmie L. Fortenberry||02-17-1924||Shot and killed after interrupting a robbery at a factory||N/A||At a trunk factory at Baronne Street and Terpsichore Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Jacob Uhle||12-24-1924||Shot and killed by a man who had just robbed a bank||N/A||At the Marine Bank at Frenchman Street and Chartres Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Anthony Lynch||07-07-1925||Killed in his patrol car after being hit by another car||N/A||On Teche Street near Lamarque Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||William C. Grunwald||12-24-1925||Shot and killed by a drunk man he was trying to arrest for shooting a youth||N/A||On Toledano Street near South Rampart Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Frank C. Mahen||02-05-1926||Shot and killed in his patrol car while transporting a man to jail||29||Near Maple Street and Short Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Detective||Albert Wiebelt||01-03-1928||Drowned along with Detective Richard Connors after the car they were in crashed through a ferry gate into the Mississippi River||N/A||In the Mississippi River off of Napoleon Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Detective||Richard Connors||01-03-1928||Drowned along with Detective Albert Wiebelt after the car they were in crashed through a ferry gate into the Mississippi River||N/A||In the Mississippi River off of Napoleon Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Lester H. Johnson||01-23-1930||Succumbed to injuries sustained on 01-18-1930 after being shot while trying to arrest a reckless driver||N/A||Near Esplanade Avenue and North Rampart Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||William Blumstein||11-24-1930||Shot and killed as he and his partner attempted to arrest 5 robbery suspects||41||At Philip Street and Magnolia Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Ernest A. Grillot||12-24-1930||Shot and killed while trying to stop 3 bank robbers||30||In the Rocheblave branch of the Canal Bank & Trust Company in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Corporal||George P. Weidert||03-09-1932||Shot and killed along with Patrolman Albert E. Oestriecher and Patrolman Cornelius L. Ford as a man they were trying to put in a jail cell stole Patrolman Ford's revolver and opened fire||40||In the New Orleans Police Department 12th Precinct Station in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Cornelius L. Ford||03-09-1932||Shot and killed along with Patrolman Albert E. Oestriecher and Corporal George P. Weidert as a man they were trying to put in a jail cell stole Patrolman Ford's revolver and opened fire||37||In the New Orleans Police Department 12th Precinct Station in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Albert E. Oestriecher||03-09-1932||Shot and killed along with Patrolman Albert E. Oestriecher and Corporal George P. Weidert as a man they were trying to put in a jail cell stole Patrolman Ford's revolver and opened fire||36||In the New Orleans Police Department 12th Precinct Station in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Captain||James Louis Daniels||04-16-1933||Killed in a car crash while responding to a robbery call||46||Intersection of Louisiana Avenue Parkway and South Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Detective||James T. Ford||12-01-1934||Shot and killed in a telephone booth after an argument with a man||54||In a telephone booth at the corner of Bienville Street and Basin Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||James A. Ranna||02-04-1938||Killed in a motorcycle crash||N/A||Intersection of Canal Street and South St. Patrick's Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Sergeant||James J. Adams||12-27-1940||Killed in a car crash||N/A||Intersection of Pontchartrain Boulevard and Hollygrove Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Herman O. Raschke||06-15-1941||Killed in a car crash||N/A||On Pontchartrain Boulevard at West End Bridge in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Fred Krummel||01-16-1942||Killed in a motorcycle crash||N/A||Intersection of Camp Street and Terpsichore Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||George O'Donnell||12-05-1944||Killed after being thrown from his horse||N/A||Corner of Navarre Avenue and Orleans Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Frederick L. Braud||09-17-1945||Killed in a motorcycle crash||N/A||Near Delechaise Street and South Roman Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Leslie J. Oster, Sr.||07-31-1947||Killed in a motorcycle crash||N/A||On Gentilly Highway in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Detective||Nicholas G. Jacob||09-06-1948||Killed while transporting a prisoner back from Gulfport, Mississippi; a man filed a false report which required Detective Jacob to get the offender; on the way back, the man shot Detective Jacob in the head||N/A||N/A|
|Patrolman||Charles R. Johns||01-02-1949||Accidentally shot and killed after another Officer's revolver fell and fired||24||In the 5th Precinct Station of New Orleans Police Department in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Marvin R. Morton||12-29-1950||Killed in a car crash||N/A||On St. Ann Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||George W. Heaney||11-29-1951||Killed in a motorcycle crash||N/A||At the corner of Loyola Street and Gravier Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Benson J. Walker||08-11-1952||Accidentally shot and killed after dropping his revolver while exiting his car||N/A||Outside the New Orleans Police Department in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Harold J. Powell||01-11-1955||Suffered a fatal heart attack||N/A||At the 2nd District Station in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Percival A. Johnson, Sr.||09-10-1955||Shot and killed after breaking up a disturbance||24||1201 Julia Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70113|
|Patrolman||Lawrence H. Pool||03-14-1956||Killed in a motorcycle crash||N/A||Intersection of Toledano Street and South Roman Street in New Orleans, Lousisana|
|Sergeant||Paul L.C. Paretti||02-13-1957||Shot and stabbed to death after attempting to stop 7 teenage robbers mug a man on his front porch||58||N/A|
|Patrolman||Allen Charles Steele||10-16-1959||Succumbed to injuries sustained several days earlier when he rear ended a bus||32||Intersection of Chef Menteur Highway and Papania Drive|
|Patrolman||Dennis R. Fremin||04-18-1961||Killed in a car crash||N/A||N/A|
|Patrolman||Joseph J. Enright, III||08-30-1961||Accidentally shot and killed||N/A||N/A|
|Sergeant||Edward Beckendorf Jr||04/15/1962||Accident gunshot from his service revolver||30||3400 S Carrollton Ave|
|Patrolman||Gilbert D. Benitez||08-13-1963||Shot and killed after a pursuit ended in a crash and the 2 robbery suspects got out and opened fire||25||At the corner of St. Claude Street and Anthony Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Charles T. Kramer||03-08-1965||Suffocated after being exposed to toxic fumes||N/A||N/A|
|Patrolman||Thomas F. Jackson||02-26-1966||Shot and killed after a pursuit||39||On I-10 in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||James D. Clayton||09-12-1966||Electrocuted while on duty; exact reason N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Sergeant||Lloyd E. Verrett, Sr.||10-05-1967||Shot and killed after arriving on scene to a robbery||37||Inside a bar in Louisiana Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Delmar E. Stone||06-26-1968||Struck and killed on his motorcycle by a delivery truck he was trying to stop||32||N/A|
|Patrolman||Peter Edward Bergeron, Jr.||12-12-1969||Shot and killed after chasing one of several car thieves into an alley||N/A||In an alley near Nelson Street and Hollygrove Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Victor Leo Bordeaux||08-26-1970||Killed after his three-wheeled motorcycle was struck by a drunk driver||54||N/A|
|Cadet||Alfred E. Harrell||12-31-1972||Shot and killed by sniper Mark Essex while working the Central Gate lockup; Essex shot Sergeant Edwin C. Hosli, Sr. a few minutes later, who succumbed to injuries on 03-05-1973.||19||Orleans Parish Prison|
|Deputy Superintendent||Louis Joseph Sirgo||01-07-1973||Shot and killed along with Patrolman Philip J. Coleman, Sr. and Patrolman Paul A. Persigo by Mark Essex, who earlier shot Cadet Alfred E. Harrell and Sergeant Edwin C. Hosli, Sr.||48||At the Downtown Howard Johnson's hotel, 330 Loyola Ave. in New Orleans|
|Patrolman||Philip J. Coleman, Sr.||01-07-1973||Shot and killed along with Deputy Superintendent Louis Joseph Sirgo and Patrolman Paul A. Persigo by Mark Essex, who earlier shot Cadet Alfred E. Harrell and Sergeant Edwin C. Hosli, Sr.||26||At the Downtown Howard Johnson's hotel, 330 Loyola Ave. in New Orleans|
|Patrolman||Paul A. Persigo||01-07-1973||Shot and killed along with Deputy Superintendent Louis Joseph Sirgo and Patrolman Paul Philip J. Coleman, Sr. by Mark Essex, who earlier shot Cadet Alfred E. Harrell and Sergeant Edwin C. Hosli, Sr.||33||At the Downtown Howard Johnson's hotel, 330 Loyola Ave. in New Orleans|
|Patrolman||Kasimer Zinga, Sr.||02-21-1973||Killed in a car crash||26||N/A|
|Sergeant||Edwin C. Hosli, Sr.||03-05-1973||Succumbed to injuries sustained on 12-31-1972 after being shot along with Cadet Alfred E. Harrell by sniper Mark Essex||27||Warehouse at the corner of Euphrosine and South Gayoso Streets in New Orleans|
|Patrolman||Dennis J. McInerney||02-26-1974||Shot and killed before exiting his car at domestic disturbance call||35||N/A|
|Detective||Joseph R. Tardiff, Jr.||02-28-1975||Shot and killed by a hidden gunman while entering an apartment during a drug bust||31||In an apartment on St. Peter Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Captain||Thomas J. Albert, Sr.||02-21-1979||Suffered a fatal heart attack after working an extremely long shift due to over 1,000 striking officers not working||48||At the 8th District Station in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Patrolman||Ronald Duplechain||11-17-1979||Shot and killed while trying to stop a disturbance while off-duty||N/A||N/A|
|Patrolman||Gregory J. Neupert||11-08-1980||Shot and killed while searching 3 men in an area known for high narcotics activity||23||N/A|
|Police Officer||Noel Smith||02-08-1984||Killed in a car crash while responding to a stabbing||N/A||N/A|
|Police Officer||Thomas Michael Smith||08-28-1987||Struck and killed by a hit and run driver||35||N/A|
|Police Officer||Earl Joseph Hauck, II||03-22-1990||Shot and killed while trying to arrest an escaped prisoner that stole a security guard's gun||22||N/A|
|Police Officer||Darren Ahmed||03-14-1991||Succumbed to injuries sustained on 03-13-1991 after being struck on his motorcycle by a drunk driver||31||N/A|
|Police Officer||Talton E. Jett, Sr.||11-17-1992||Killed in a car crash while responding to an Officer that needed assistance||29||N/A|
|Police Officer||Ronald A. Williams, II||03-04-1995||Shot and killed by his partner and her associate while they robbed the restaurant where he was working security||25||N/A|
|Police Officer||Chris D. McCormick, Sr.||07-17-1996||Shot and killed while he and his partner searched for a prowler in a usually quiet neighborhood||33||N/A|
|Detective||Joseph C. Thomas||07-18-1996||Shot and killed while serving a warrant on a house believed to hold narcotics||31||N/A|
|Sergeant||Morris Cavaliere, Jr.||04-26-1998||Succumbed to injuries sustained on 04-25-1998 after being struck while on his motorcycle during a wedding procession||29||N/A|
|Reserve Officer||Johnnie Mae Clanton||06-23-1999||Killed in a car crash (as the passenger) while headed to a stabbing call||38||Intersection of General Meyer Avenue and Southlawn Boulevard in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Police Officer||Christopher Wayne Russell||08-04-2002||Shot and killed after arriving on scene to a bar robbery||35||At the 1800 block of North Roman Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Retired Police Officer||Alva Ray Simmons||07-10-2004||Succumbed to injuries sustained in 1985 from a gunshot wound after arriving on scene to a robbery||53||On Short Street, in the Carrollton community of New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Police Officer||George August Tessier, III||07-14-2004||Struck and killed by a tractor trailer on the side of I-10||37||I-10 in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Police Officer||LaToya Nicole Johnson||08-09-2004||Shot and killed as she and her partner were serving commitment papers to a man for psychiatric evaluation||27||N/A|
|Police Officer||Christopher John Doyle, III||11-19-2005||Died after contracting a virus during the rescue operations of Hurricane Katrina||25||N/A|
|Police Officer||Thelonious Anthony Dukes, Sr.||11-09-2007||Succumbed to injuries sustained on 10-13-2007 after being shot in his home while trying to stop a robbery||47||N/A|
|Police Officer||Nicola Diane Cotton||01-28-2008||Shot and killed while attempting to arrest a rape suspect||24||Off of Earhart Boulevard in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Police Officer||Alfred Louis Celestain, Sr.||01-11-2010||Succumbed to injuries sustained on 01-09-2010 after being struck by a drunk driver who ran a red light||54||Intersection of St. Charles Avenue and St. Joseph Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Police Officer II||Rodney Renee Thomas||07-07-2013||Struck and killed by a reckless driver while at a crash scene||52||On the I-10 High Rise Bridge in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Police Officer||Daryle S. Holloway||06-20-2015||Shot and killed while transporting a suspect to the Central Gate lockup||46||Intersection of North Claiborne Avenue and Elysian Fields Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Police Officer||Vernell Brown, Jr.||07-17-2015||Succumbed to injuries sustained on 07-12-2015 after being struck by a car while at a separate car fire||47||At the U.S. Highway 90 and I-10 split|
|Police Officer||Natasha Maria Hunter||06-07-2016||Succumbed to injuries sustained on 06-05-2016[clarification needed] after being rear-ended by a drunk driver while blocking lanes for a crash||32||On I-10 near the Esplanade Avenue exit in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Police Officer I||Jude Williams Lewis||11-08-2016||Succumbed to injuries sustained on 06-01-2001[clarification needed] after losing control and striking a tree during a pursuit||46||Intersection of Washington Avenue and Pine Street in New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Police Officer||Marcus Anthony McNeil||10-13-2017||Shot and killed as he and three other officers investigated reports of a suspicious man||29||At the corner of Tara Lane and Lake Forest Boulevard in New Orleans, Louisiana|
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