Deputy Sheriff Sean Milton Theriot

Deputy Sheriff Sean Milton Theriot

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, October 25, 1998

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Sean Milton Theriot

Deputy Sheriff Sean Theriot was killed during a foot chase of a 19-year-old suspect wanted for various counts of assault and battery.

He ran into a wooded area during the pursuit and contact was lost with him. The subject turned himself in approximately three hours later and stated that Deputy Theriot had fallen into a bayou during the foot pursuit. The subject then watched as Deputy Theriot struggled for his life and eventually drowned. His body was found in a bayou near Dulac, Louisiana.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder in connection with Deputy Theriot's death and was sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy Theriot was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office for one year. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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Everyday, before I walk out the door, I look at your picture. In those quiet moments I hear that radio traffic again. There are times when I recall the moments of that day in it's entirety. Everyday I leave for shift I tell her I will see her later, and absolutely mean it. Twenty years have passed since we started out, you first and then me. More than not forgotten, You are remembered....

Sergeant Bryan Bougard
Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office

May 12, 2018

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