Patrolman James Arthur Bennett, Jr.

Patrolman James Arthur Bennett, Jr.

Housing Authority of New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, May 24, 2015

James Arthur Bennett, Jr.

Patrolman James Bennett was shot and killed from ambush while working an overtime detail at a construction site of the Guste Homes Public Housing Complex.

Patrolman Bennett was patrolling a site where homes were being built when he was shot and killed by an unknown person. Patrolman Bennett's patrol car was found crashed near the intersection of Erato Street and Freret Street shortly after 7:00 am. Responding Officers found Patrolman Bennett inside the patrol car fatally wounded.

Patrolman Bennett had served with the Housing Authority of New Orleans Police Department for two years and had previously served with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office for 13 years.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 119

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender At large


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Just saw your case on the TV show 48 Hours. You'll never be forgotten Brother! Justice will be served!

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service
August 10, 2017
I'm watching it now. Had to Google info about the case and HANO.

So sick and tired of our officers being gunned down. When will they quit releasing thugs from jail for acts like attempted murder.

L. W. Dodd, Captain/Paramedic Ret.

August 10, 2017

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