Chief Wilburt Landry

Chief Wilburt Landry

Church Point Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, April 21, 1957

Wilburt Landry

Chief Wilburt Landry and Patrolman Burley Cormier were shot and killed after responding to a domestic dispute.

As the two officers walked into the man's kitchen he ambushed them with a shotgun, fatally wounding both officers. He then murdered his wife and daughter before fleeing. He went to his mother's home where he confessed to her that he murdered his wife and then he committed suicide.

Chief Landry had served with the Church Point Police Department for 19 years.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 55th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 22, 2012

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