Deputy Town Marshal Leroy Odom, Jr.

Deputy Town Marshal Leroy Odom, Jr.

Farmerville Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, June 20, 1972

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Leroy Odom, Jr.

Deputy Marshal Leroy Odom was shot and killed when he interrupted a burglary in progress at a local store. He was ambushed by one of the suspects who shot him with a shotgun.

Three subjects were arrested approximately one week later. The subject who shot Deputy Marshal Odom plead guilty to the murder and was sentenced to life without parole.

Deputy Marshal Odom, a U.S. Air Force veteran who served during the Vietnam War, is survived by his wife and two young children.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

ambush, burglary in progress

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I never meet this officer, but I have heard many stories about him and I know he was a fine young christan man. He had chosen a job that he had loved so much that had unfortunately led to his early death. i would like to say to The Odom Family that we appreciated your husband and father for serving our parish and will always remember him for losing his life at such an early age.

Susie halley

June 23, 2015

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