Deputy Sheriff Edward Toefield, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Edward Toefield, Jr.

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, February 2, 1984

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Edward Toefield, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Edward Toefield was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a bank robbery suspect in Amite.

The man was wanted for robbing a bank in New Orleans and also for raping his own daughter. Deputy Toefield encountered the man at the Hi Ho Sam's Restuarant and placed him under arrest. He was searching the suspect when the man pulled a gun from his waistband and shot Deputy Toefield. The man then fled into a nearby woods. He was shot and wounded the following day when he pointed his gun at a corrections officer who was involved in the manhunt.

The subject was sentenced to death. In October 2015 the death sentence was reduced to life in prison.

Deputy Toefield was survived by his wife, son, and three daughters.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 55

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Every year when the anniversary of your death comes around I start getting getting very emotional. It surprises me to have such a connect with someone I've never met.
Through me, you live and I can feel it.
I wish you were here to see your beautiful grandchildren and great grand children- All the boys are tall just like you! You live through all of us.
Momo does a great job at stand strong but I know she misses you beyond any words can describe.

You are forever missed, and forever in our hearts.

Natalie Brooks.

Natalie Brooks

February 1, 2018

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