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Deputy Sheriff Yvonne D. Pettit | Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff

Yvonne D. Pettit

Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch: Monday, December 4, 2006

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; AK-47

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Yvonne Pettit was shot and killed by her estranged husband while on duty.

The suspect had located her and her partner and opened fire with an AK-47 rifle. Deputy Pettit was fatally wounded and her partner was shot 10 times. Despite his wounds, Deputy Pettit's partner was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Deputy Pettit had served with the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office for 5 years. She is survived by her five children.

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Sgt. Jim Russo
December 6, 2016

 

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