Code Enforcement Officer Edmond J. "Skipper" Songy, Jr.

Code Enforcement Officer Edmond J. "Skipper" Songy, Jr.

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, July 9, 2002

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Edmond J. "Skipper" Songy, Jr.

Officer Skipper Songy was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic at an accident scene on I-10 near Exit 206.

Officer Songy was in uniform and wearing a reflective traffic vest while directing traffic from I-10 to Louisiana Highway 3188. at the time.

The drunk driver was arrested and charged with manslaughter. The 55-year-old driver entered a plea of guilty to reckless operation of a motor vehicle. He paid a $200 fine, plus $108 court costs, and received six months of inactive probation.

Officer Songy had been employed with the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Department for six years. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 33

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

directing traffic, drunk driver

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Officer Songy,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of St. the Baptist Parish. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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July 9, 2022

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