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Police Officer Theodore Devalcourt | Sunset Police Department, Louisiana Sunset Police Department, Louisiana

Police Officer

Theodore Devalcourt

Sunset Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Thursday, February 25, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Executed in 1932

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Police Officer Theodore Devalcourt was shot and killed while assisting a St. Landry Parish sheriff's deputy in arresting a man at a home in Sunset. As the deputy went to the front door Officer Devalcourt stationed himself near the home. He was killed instantly when the man opened fire with a shotgun from a hiding spot beside the home.

The suspect was apprehended a short time later by a night policeman in Opelousas. He was executed by hanging on June 15th, 1932.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. I am privileged to be among the first to post a reflection for you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th anniversary year 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
November 15, 2012

 

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