Officer Ruble J. Robicheaux

Officer Ruble J. Robicheaux

Morgan City Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, September 29, 1957

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Ruble J. Robicheaux

Officer Robicheaux was shot and killed without warning when a man walked into the Morgan City Police Department headquarters and opened fire with a shotgun. Officer Robicheaux, who was dispatching that evening, was struck in the back and killed.

The 16 year-old suspect told arresting officers that he shot Officer Robicheaux because his mother told him she was mistreated by the officer while in jail for public drunkenness. The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison March 24, 1958. His sentence was later reduced to 10 years. He was paroled on April 3, 1960. In 1964 he was arrested in Bossier City for burglary and was again arrested in 1966 in Bossier City for burglary, possession of narcotics, and running a prostitution ring.

Officer Robicheaux had served with the agency for just under 2 years. He was survived by his wife and five daughters.

Bio

  • Age 37
  • Tour 1 year, 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Paroled in 1960

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Rubel is my great uncle that I had never met. He was killed 10 years before I was born. I do remember my Grandfather and other older family members speaking of his kindness.

Thank you for the kind words on reflections.

I give thanks to all of the the people that help protect our country either officers or our military.

I give thanks and condolences to the families that have lost family that was protecting others.

Bless you all from Ruble Robicheaux family .

Spc Myers. US ARMY
Great Nephew

September 29, 2021

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