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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I met you once and that was in 2006 when the fair was going on and our dog shaggy was dying and you led us through to save him.

I know my dad tried to help you with what was going on in your personal life. And he feels as of your murder was his fault.

But in reality the monster who did this to you had this in his head and that is was sickens me. Some nights I know my dad cries because your gone. But your an angel in heaven and I can't wait to give you a beautiful hug one day .
You are remembered in my heart and my family's heart.
Rest my dear rest

Rose Laurent Perkins
Daughter of Shaun Laurent former sheriff department coworker

December 31, 2023

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