Captain Harold Abadie

Captain Harold Abadie

Lafayette Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, May 20, 1959

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Harold Abadie

Captain Abadie and Sergeant Leroy King were killed when they responded to a reported kidnapping. The original call was for a report of three children that had been kidnapped. Before the officers arrived, the suspect had killed a neighborhood woman.

As Captain Abadie and Sergeant King walked up to the door of the house where the kidnapping call had originated, the suspect shot both officers at point blank range. Responding officers shot and killed the suspect later in the day.

Captain Abadie had been with the department for 11 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 9, 2020

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