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 while making a drug bust. Detective Tardiff and two other officers were shot by a hiding gunman when they entered an apartment on St. Peter Street.

Detective Tardiff is survived by his wife and three three children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Rest in peace Detective Tardiff.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 12, 2019

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