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Patrolman Robert Carl May | Bogalusa Police Department, Louisiana Bogalusa Police Department, Louisiana


Robert Carl May

Bogalusa Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Monday, March 14, 1949

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and kiled

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Patrolman May was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a disturbance at a local tavern. Upon their arrival they found the suspect had left. They offered the female victim a ride home and as they were leaving the tavern they saw the suspect. In the ensuing gun battle Patrolman May was shot in the back and killed. His partner was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

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I pray every day for our Men in Blue....I was not born when my Uncle Bob was killed. But our family lived with the loss...My Grandmother and Grandfather, Mother, Aunt and Uncle. His son Tommy spent countless hours with us...We all still feel the loss...as does every officers family.

Lana Seymour
Robert May was my Uncle
May 17, 2015


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