Police Officer Lisa Renee Ligda-Beaulieu

Police Officer Lisa Renee Ligda-Beaulieu

Beaumont Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, April 27, 2007

Lisa Renee Ligda-Beaulieu

Officer Lisa Ligda-Beaulieu was struck and killed by a drunk driver while investigating an earlier accident on the Eastex Freeway shortly before 1:00 am.

Another vehicle had stopped behind Officer Ligda-Beaulieu's patrol car, which was positioned in the right travel lane. She approached the vehicle from the passenger side to speak to the occupants. As she was speaking with the occupants, a drunken driver drove up to the scene and swerved onto the shoulder, drove in between the vehicle and guardrail, and struck her.

Officer Ligda-Beaulieu was thrown over the wall of the overpass and landed on the service road below. The drunk driver was taken into custody at the scene and subsequently charged with intoxication manslaughter. He was convicted of the charges and sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Officer Ligda-Beaulieu had served as a police officer with the agency for 6 years and had previously served as a dispatcher for 4 years. She is survived by her parents, brother, and sister.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 249

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 11 years

drunk driver

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Today is a sad anniversary. On April 27, 2007 Officer Lisa Beaulieu of the Beaumont, Texas Police Department lost her life to a selfish, thoughtless and useless man whose name is unimportant. He thought drinking and driving was a good idea.

Although we never met Lisa, I’ve come to know and admire you through your family and friends. God bless you and your family and thank you for your service and sacrifice.

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted."
Matthew 5.4

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