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Sheriff Marion Louis Swords | St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana


Marion Louis Swords

St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch: Monday, July 17, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 59

Tour: 16 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .44 caliber

Offender: Executed in 1917

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Sheriff Marion Swords was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a fugitive near Opelousas, Louisiana. Two deputized civilians who were assisting Sheriff Swords were seriously wounded.

The suspect was convicted of Sheriff Swords' murder and sentenced to death. He was executed by hanging on October 19, 1917.

Sheriff Swords had served with the agency for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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It's nice to see so many recognize your service Sheriff Swords.

Denis C. Swords
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November 26, 2015


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