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Captain John Day | New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Captain

John Day

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 24, 1900

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .38 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Captain Day was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a violent suspect.

On July 23, 1900, three New Orleans police Officers approached a suspect who was sitting with a friend. The suspect produced a handgun and opened fire, wounding one of the officers.

The following day, a team of officers tracked the suspect to his home. When they entered the home Captain Day and Patrolman Lamb were shot and killed when the man opened fire with a .38 caliber Winchester rifle. Other officers immediately surrounded the home, however, the suspect was able to escape.

Investigators received a tip three days later that provided the address of a location where the suspect was hiding. When officers arrived at the scene the suspect shot and killed Sergeant Porteous and Corporal Lally.

The suspect was shot and killed by other officers when he attempted to escape from the home.

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Patrolman Peter J. Lamb
New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana
End of Watch: Tuesday, July 24, 1900
Cause: Gunfire

Sergeant Gabriel J. "Gabe" Porteous
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End of Watch: Saturday, July 28, 1900
Cause: Gunfire

Corporal John F. Lally
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End of Watch: Saturday, July 28, 1900
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Captain John DAY ... the passage of time will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us. God Bless You and Your 3 Fallen Comrades

another grateful citizen
July 28, 2015

 

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