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Deputy Sheriff Edward Toefield, Jr. | Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff

Edward Toefield, Jr.

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Thursday, February 2, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # 55

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Sheriff Edward Toefield was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a bank robbery suspect.

He was searching the suspect when the man pulled a gun from his waistband and shot Deputy Toefield. The man then fled into a nearby woods. He was shot and wounded the following day when he pointed his gun at a corrections officer who was involved in the manhunt.

The subject was sentenced to death. In October 2015 the death sentence was reduced to life in prison.

Deputy Toefield was survived by his wife, son, and three daughters.

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On this day, 34 years after your sacrifice, we remember you. I never knew you but I've herd nothing but praises about you. All of us know you are looking down on us, protecting us daily. I'm proud to be apart of this agency because although it has been 34 years, you are still remembered and thought about. You will never be forgotten.

Deputy Daniel Miller
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office
February 2, 2016


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