Captain Harold Abadie

Captain Harold Abadie

Lafayette Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, May 20, 1959

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Harold Abadie

Captain Harold Abadie and Sergeant Leroy King were killed when they responded to a reported kidnapping at 207-1/2 Spring Street.

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 served with the Lafayette Police Department for 11 years.

Bio

  • Age 42
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

abduction

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I have vivid memories of this tragic event.

I remember my Dad crying and saying over and over again “he was my brother-my BROTHER!”

I was only 3 then and have carried this heartbreaking memory all my life

Angela Abadie
Niece

May 26, 2021

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