Sergeant Lloyd E. Verrett, Sr.

Sergeant Lloyd E. Verrett, Sr.

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, October 5, 1967

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Lloyd E. Verrett, Sr.

Sergeant Lloyd Verrett was shot and killed at a bar on Louisiana Avenue as he answered a report of a holdup.

When he entered the bar he found two men holding a barmaid at gunpoint. As he tried to talk them into letting her go they shot him three times.

Both suspects, ages 19 and 21, were arrested, convicted of murder, and sent to prison.

Sergeant Verrett was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 37
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Not available
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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I had a conversation with my grandson about the kindest police officer I have ever known, Officer Lloyd Verrett, Sr. He wants to be a police officer one day. I went to Samuel J. Green jr. high school with Lloyd and Denise. I remember how he would come to school to pick Denise up after school, and how friendly he was. Always a kind word, concerned about our neighborhood...a true example of community policing. He was a wonderful man. We all loved him. Our nickname for Denise was "Denise First District". We were crushed when he was taken away from us. There wasn't a dry eye in our community. Teachers and students alike cried for days. Denise and Lloyd were never the same...and the pain on Lloyd's face is something I will never forget. From that day on, he walked with his head down, tears falling from his eyes. Before his father's death, he was outgoing and quite popular,not to mention handsome! All of the girls, including me had a huge crush on him. I didn't know he had passed. I'm willing to bet he never got over the loss of his beloved father. I wish Officers followed the strategies of Officer Verrett, true community servant. He is sorely missed.

Sandra Morris
Classmate of Lloyd, Jr and Denise

June 19, 2019

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