Deputy Sheriff Sean Milton Theriot

Deputy Sheriff Sean Milton Theriot

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, October 25, 1998

Sean Milton Theriot

Deputy Sheriff Sean Theriot was killed during a foot chase of a 19-year-old suspect wanted for various counts of assault and battery.

He ran into a wooded area during the pursuit and contact was lost with him. The subject turned himself in approximately three hours later and stated that Deputy Theriot had fallen into a bayou during the foot pursuit. The subject then watched as Deputy Theriot struggled for his life and eventually drowned. His body was found in a bayou near Dulac, Louisiana.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder in connection with Deputy Theriot's death and was sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy Theriot was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office for one year. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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its been 19 years... though never knew you I would like to say thank you. you have made this country safer so that me and many others will be able to live in peace. RIP

Payton Lines, 16 still in school
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October 25, 2017

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