Sergeant Joseph Sanchez

Sergeant Joseph Sanchez

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, June 6, 1966

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Joseph Sanchez

Sergeant Joseph Sanchez succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained two months earlier while arresting a suspect for robbery. The leg wound caused a blood clot to develop, which moved to his heart.

The 38-year-old suspect was apprehended in New Orleans two days later. He was convicted of attempted murder and robbery and sentenced to 30 years. After Sergeant Sanchez died he was convicted of murder and sentenced to death.

Sergeant Sanchez was a veteran of both WWII and the Korean War and had been a prisoner in a German POW camp for 20 months. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, April 16, 1966
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Not available


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Rest in peace Sergeant Sanchez.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 6, 2019

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