Patrolman Merrill Henderson Ogle

Patrolman Merrill Henderson Ogle

Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, August 24, 1947

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Merrill Henderson Ogle

Patrolman Ogle was shot and killed at 5:30 a.m. as he and his partner attempted to arrest a shooting suspect at 436 E. Topeka Street. The suspect opened fire with a shotgun, striking Patrolman Ogle. Both officers returned fire and killed the suspect.

Patrolman Ogle had served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from Nov. 7, 1942, to Nov. 27, 1945. He served with the Shreveport Police Department for eight years and was survived by his wife, son, and three daughters as well as his mother, brother and two half-brothers.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Patrolman Ogle,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USN during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

August 24, 2022

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