Patrolman Burton James LeBlanc

Patrolman Burton James LeBlanc

Jennings Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, February 5, 2000

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Burton James LeBlanc

Patrolman Burton LeBlanc was shot and killed after responding to a 911 call for a medical emergency in the 1600 block of North Cutting Street.

As officer LeBlanc and two responding officers approached the door in the carport, the suspect approached from inside and opened fire with a revolver. Patrolman LeBlanc, who was not wearing a vest, was shot in the arm and chest. The two other officers, who were wearing vests, were also shot and wounded. Patrolman LeBlanc was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The shooting suspect, 52, was a former police officer for the same agency and had just killed another former officer and the former officer's wife. The incident took place at the former officer's home. The killer was arrested after a standoff and charged with several counts of murder and attempted murder. The killer was convicted of murder and sentenced to three life terms without parole plus 25 years. He died in prison on January 30, 2011.

Patrolman LeBlanc had served with the Jennings Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 532

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Died in prison

ambush, no vest

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Heaven holds a special place
For those who do the deed,
Defenders of the innocent
In their hour of need.

May the Sheep someday be grateful.
There’s a debt they can not pay
To the Sheepdogs who lay it on the line
Each and every day.

I am proud to be a Sheepdog.
I've done my very best.
I'll stand my watch until my Maker
Calls me home to rest.

But when I meet St. Peter
There's just one request I’ll make,
“Please let me spend Eternity
Standing guard at Heaven's Gate”.

Lord, help us bring this ''Age of Sheep''
To a rapid end.
Then fill this land with Sheepdogs,
Men of Honor, once again.

This prayer is dedicated
To those who bravely face,
The dangers all around us,
To make our world a safer place.

To the soldiers, cops and warriors-
Sheepdogs through and through.
Thank you for your service
And your sacrifices too.

Daniel Hebert, Special Agent/Retired
ATF/Dallas PD

June 12, 2022

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