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Deputy Sheriff John Franklin Phillips | Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff

John Franklin Phillips

Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch: Sunday, May 13, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy John Phillips was shot and killed while he and other deputies served a warrant for bootlegging. As the deputies surrounded the house a shot was fired from inside, striking Deputy Phillips.

Despite being mortally wounded, Deputy Phillips was able to return fire, killing the suspect. Two other suspects were arrested in connection with the murder but were shot and killed by an angry mob of citizens as they were being taken to jail by deputies.

Deputy Phillips was survived by his wife and three children.

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From one cousin to another...

“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don't have the strength.” Theodore Roosevelt

Deputy John Franklin Phillips was born January 8, 1889

He was a Mason and laid to rest in his home town of Glenmora. John understood and accepted his obligation of being a Deputy making the ultimate sacrifice for those depending upon him...

His headstone simply reads "He gave his life that others may live"

Rest In Peace My Brother.. Until we meet in that house not made of hands eternal in the heavens....

Detective Stephen Phillips
Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office (Cousin)
November 24, 2015

 

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