Chief of Narcotics Dominic R. Verdi

Chief of Narcotics Dominic R. Verdi

Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, February 17, 1986

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Dominic R. Verdi

Chief Dominic Verdi was killed in an automobile accident on US 90 near Crosby, Texas, while attending a regional conference on organized crime.

His vehicle collided almost head-on with a tractor trailer. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Chief Verdi had served in law enforcement for a total of 38 years with the New Orleans Police Department, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, and Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Department. He is survived by his wife, six children, 11 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 38 years
  • Badge PQ-3

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Texas

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I had the occasion to work with Chief Verdi and the PPSO Narcotics Division in the early to mid 80’s while I was assigned to the Gretna Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. Chief Verdi was a great leader and well respected. RIP sir!

Captain Carl Contranchis, retired
Gretna Police Department

December 2, 2019

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