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Marshal Elease J. Picard | Sulphur Police Department, Louisiana Sulphur Police Department, Louisiana


Elease J. Picard

Sulphur Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Thursday, December 26, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Marshal Picard was shot and killed while arresting a man for drunk and disorderly conduct. He had taken the man to jail to sober up overnight. As he attempted to put the man into a cell the man offered him a $100 bribe. When Marshal Picard refused the bribe the man pulled out a .38 caliber pistol and shot him in the chest, killing him instantly. He then stood over Marshal Picard's body and fired his remaining rounds into him. The suspect fled the scene but was captured by the sheriff afterwards and sentenced to life at hard labor.

Marshal Picard had been with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and three daughters.

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