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Captain Harold Abadie | Lafayette Police Department, Louisiana Lafayette Police Department, Louisiana

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Harold Abadie

Lafayette Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 20, 1959

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Captain Abadie and Sergeant Leroy King were killed when they responded to a reported kidnapping. The original call was for a report of three children that had been kidnapped. Before the officers arrived, the suspect had killed a neighborhood woman.

As Captain Abadie and Sergeant King walked up to the door of the house where the kidnapping call had originated, the suspect shot both officers at point blank range. Responding officers shot and killed the suspect later in the day.

Captain Abadie had been with the department for 11 years.

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Detective Sergeant Leroy King
Lafayette Police Department, Louisiana
End of Watch: Wednesday, May 20, 1959
Cause: Gunfire

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
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May 20, 2015

 

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