Sergeant Gilbert J. Mast

Sergeant Gilbert J. Mast

Tulane University Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, January 20, 1996

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Gilbert J. Mast

Sergeant Gilbert Mast was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while he and another officer were conducting a traffic stop on McAlister Drive.

Another vehicle sped into the area and Sergeant Mast signaled the driver to stop. The vehicle instead sped up, hit a car, and then struck Sergeant Mast. He was dragged approximately 80 feet and killed almost instantly.

The 20-year-old student who struck him was convicted of negligent homicide and felony hit-and-run. He was sentenced to 6 months in jail, 2 1/2 years house arrest, 40 hours a week for one year teaching unfortunates how to read, and fined $15,000.

Sergeant Mast had served with the Tulane University Police Department for six years and had previously served with the Kenner Police Department.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 6 months

hit-and-run, traffic stop

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My best friend worked with Gilbert. I was and still am a state trooper for LSP. From what I know he was a good man, loving husband and father. God rest his soul and bless his family.

Master Trooper Michael Verdi
Louisiana State Police

January 23, 2020

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