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Officer Clarence Marigny | Covington Police Department, Louisiana Covington Police Department, Louisiana

Officer

Clarence Marigny

Covington Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Thursday, July 20, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Marigny was shot and killed by a neighbor whom he had arrested several months earlier for stealing a lawn mower. The suspect located Officer Marigny while he was off duty and shot him in retaliation for the previous arrest.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.

Officer Marigny was the first black officer to be killed in the line of duty in Covington. He was survived by his wife.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 13, 2013

 

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