Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # 532
Offender: Sentenced to life
Officer Burton LeBlanc was shot and killed after responding to a 911 call for a medical emergency.
As officer LeBlanc and two responding officers approached the door in the carport, the suspect approached from inside and opened fire with a revolver. Officer LeBlanc, who was not wearing a vest, was shot in the arm and chest. The two other officers, who were wearing vests, were also shot and wounded. Officer LeBlanc was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The shooting suspect was a former police officer for the same agency and had just killed another former officer and the former officer's wife. The incident took place at the former officer's home. The killer was arrested after a standoff and charged with several counts of murder and attempted murder. The killer was convicted of murder and sentenced to three life terms without parole plus 25 years.
Officer LeBlanc had been employed with the Jennings Police Department for seven years, and is survived by his wife and child.