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Deputy Sheriff Joseph Viola | Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff

Joseph Viola

Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch: Thursday, June 3, 1920

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 5/31/1920

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Joseph Viola succumbed to a gunshot sustained four days earlier when he was accidentally shot in the chest by his partner as they attempted to arrest a grand larceny suspect at 1717 Wall Street.

He was transported to a local hospital where he remained until succumbing to the wound.

Deputy Viola was survived by his wife and two children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
June 3, 2015

 

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