Deputy Sheriff Samuel E. Duhon

Deputy Sheriff Samuel E. Duhon

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, March 6, 1925

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Samuel E. Duhon

While en route to a liquor raid, Deputy Samuel Duhon and Federal Prohibition Agent Willliam Collins were shot and killed in an ambush.

Other agents began searching for the two men when they failed to show up for the raid. Their bodies were found the following day riddled with bullets, in the back seat of their vehicle in a cemetery near Starks, Louisiana.

Two brothers were arrested, convicted of both murders, and sentenced to death. One was hanged on January 27, 1928. The other suspect's death sentence was commuted to life.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1928

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

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

March 6, 2012

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