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Deputy Sheriff James Lee Clarius | Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff

James Lee Clarius

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch: Saturday, October 5, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/5/1996

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Suspect: Sentenced to life in prison

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Deputy Clarius was killed while involved in a struggle with an armed robbery suspect. During the struggle the suspect was able to gain control of his service weapon and shot him four times.

Deputy Clarius was found in the street by a resident approximately ten minutes after the incident. The suspect turned himself in three days later. He was convicted of first degree murder on April 27, 1999, and sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy Clarius had served with the agency for 9 years. He is survived by his wife and two young sons.

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Deputy James may you never be forgotten & be remembered as the Hero you are. God Bless your family, may they find peace.

Citizen Tracy Corley
Louisiana
October 5, 2014

 

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