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Deputy Sheriff Barton Joseph Granier | St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff

Barton Joseph Granier

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch: Saturday, January 27, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 309

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/27/1996

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Deputy Barton Granier was shot and killed by a robbery suspect during a struggle at 2:00 am. After a brief chase, the suspect attempted to climb over a fence. As he did so the officers grabbed him. During the ensuing struggle the suspect gained control of another deputy's revolver and shot both deputies.

The suspect was shot and killed by other responding deputies. The man had recently been released from prison due to overcrowding.

Deputy Granier had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

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I have never met you personally but I know all about you. You would be amazingly proud of the man your son has become. He has continued to honor you for the man and father you were. You will always be in our thoughts.

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