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Corporal Joseph W. Jarreau, Jr. | West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Corporal

Joseph W. Jarreau, Jr.

West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch: Saturday, November 23, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to five years in prison.

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Corporal Joseph Jarreau was killed when his patrol car was struck by a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver.

Corporal Jarreau was on patrol when a DWI driver crossed the yellow line. As Corporal Jarreau was trying to avoid the wreck by turning into a driveway, the DWI driver hit him broadside. Corporal Jarreau died from his injuries. The driver was apprehended and sentenced to five years in prison.

Corporal Jarreau had served with the agency for nine years and was survived by his wife and eight children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
November 24, 2009

 

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