Deputy Sheriff J. W. Lacaze

Deputy Sheriff J. W. Lacaze

Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, January 24, 1909

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J. W. Lacaze

Deputy Lacaze was shot and killed from ambush while on patrol. He heard a gun cock behind him and as he turned around he was shot in the back. He was able to identify the suspect who shot him before he succumbed to his wound. The suspect was apprehended, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life. On August 6, 1913, he escaped from Angola Prison.

Deputy Lacaze was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 103rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. .

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 24, 2012

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