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.

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


  • 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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 56th anniversary year of your death.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

August 10, 2013

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