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Deputy Sheriff Eugene C. Brister | Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff

Eugene C. Brister

Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch: Saturday, April 20, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 61

Tour: 16 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/20/1940

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Deputy Eugene Brister was shot and killed in Alexandria while attempting to arrest a man wanted on a charge of chicken theft.

Deputy Brister located the man sitting in a vehicle and told him he was under arrest. As the suspect exited the vehicle, Deputy Brister began to re-holster his service weapon. As he did so, the suspect opened fire with a .38 caliber revolver, striking Deputy Brister several times.

As the suspect fled, he exchanged shot with an Alexandria police officer, grazing the officer in the face. The officer returned fire and mortally wounded the suspect.

Deputy Brister had served with the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Department for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and two grown daughters.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 72nd anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 20, 2012

 

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