Detective Joseph R. Tardiff, Jr.

Detective Joseph R. Tardiff, Jr.

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, February 28, 1975

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Joseph R. Tardiff, Jr.

Detective Joseph Tardiff was shot and killed executing a search warrant as part of a narcotics investigation.

He and two other officers were shot by a subject as they entered an apartment on St. Peter Street.

Detective Tardiff had served with the New Orleans Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Not available
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Deceased

narcotics, search warrant

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Joseph was my cousin. Just remembering him. Gone but Never Forgotten! RIP

Julie Tardiff
Julie A. Tardiff

April 7, 2024

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