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Police Officer Donnie Landry Ousse, Sr. | Rayne Police Department, Louisiana Rayne Police Department, Louisiana

Police Officer

Donnie Landry Ousse, Sr.

Rayne Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Monday, September 14, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Incident Date: 9/1/1936

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Shot and killed

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Police Officer Donnie Ousse succumbed to stab wounds sustained approximately two weeks earlier as he attempted to arrest an escaped convict at a gas station on West Highway 90.

The escapee had escaped from Angola State Penitentiary while serving a murder sentence. A citizen saw him in the bar and notified Officer Ousse, who located him at a gas station across the street a short time later. When the escapee realized that Officer Ousse was a policeman he pulled out a large knife and slashed him across the chest.

Despite the wound, he was able to shoot and kill the subject as the man attempted to flee.

Officer Ousse was transported to a local hospital where it was initially thought he would recover. However, his condition worsened and he succumbed to the wound on September 14th, 1936.

Officer Landry had served with the Rayne Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife wife and five children.

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Officer Ousse,
On today, the 81st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rayne.

R.I.P.
USBP

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United States Border Patrol
September 14, 2017

 

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