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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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A legend that will be remembered for ever. RIP Toe. Always a sweet friend and brother in blue. I never asked you to help with anything that you didn't do all you could, always a gentleman that cared about people and served your community strong. God Bless your family. It's been 33 years but still thought of kindly as a hero.

Retired Lt Det. Debbie Brunett
TPSO
February 2, 2017

 

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