Code Enforcement Officer Edmond J. Songy, Jr.

Code Enforcement Officer Edmond J. Songy, Jr.

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

End of Watch Tuesday, July 9, 2002

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Edmond J. Songy, Jr.

Officer Edmond Songy was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic at an accident scene on I-10 near Exit 206.

Officer Songy was in uniform and wearing a reflective traffic vest at the time. The drunk driver was arrested and charged with manslaughter. The 55-year-old driver entered a plea of guilty to reckless operation of a motor vehicle. He paid a $200 fine, plus $108 court costs and received six months inactive probation.

Officer Songy had been employed with the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Department for six years and is survived by his wife.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 33

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

directing traffic, drunk driver

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