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 student who struck him was charged with negligent homicide and felony hit-and-run.

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 Charged with homicide

hit-and-run, traffic stop

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After 20 years, still recall receiving the news of this most tragic event. Gil was not only a man who loved being able to serve his community as a Police Officer but valued and contributed to others as to how one might become a better Police Officer and Leader

Tom Burns, Sgt (Rtd)
Victoria Police (Australia); Police-L Member

January 19, 2019

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