Deputy Sheriff Yvonne D. Pettit

Deputy Sheriff Yvonne D. Pettit

Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, December 4, 2006

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Yvonne D. Pettit

Deputy Yvonne Pettit was shot and killed by her estranged husband while on duty.

The suspect had located her and her partner and opened fire with an AK-47 rifle. Deputy Pettit was fatally wounded and her partner was shot 10 times. Despite his wounds, Deputy Pettit's partner was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Deputy Pettit had served with the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office for 5 years. She is survived by her five children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; AK-47
  • Offender Shot and killed

ambush, domestic

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Deputy Pettit, it's now been 16 years since your disgusting murder and you have not been forgotten. Thank you for your service and May your partner have fully recovered both physically and mentally. God Bless him for ending the act.

God Bless you and may you forever continue to Rest in Peace, Sister.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

December 4, 2022

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