Police Officer Thelonious Anthony Dukes, Sr.

Police Officer Thelonious Anthony Dukes, Sr.

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, November 9, 2007

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Thelonious Anthony Dukes, Sr.

Police Officer Thelonious Dukes was shot and killed during an off duty police action taken against a robbery suspect.

Officer Dukes was working on his motorcycle in the driveway of his home when he was approached by two armed suspects. The men ordered Officer Dukes at gunpoint into the house and woke up his wife. They forced the couple into the bathroom and made them kneel on the ground, where they demanded money and jewelry.

One subject threatened Officer Dukes' wife, prompting the officer to draw a gun and open fire. Officer Dukes was shot in his lower torso and leg in the exchange of gunfire, and his wife was struck in the foot.

Both subjects fled the location.

Officer Dukes was transported to the hospital where he remained until succumbing to his wounds one month later.

Officer Dukes had served with the New Orleans Police Department for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 2285

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, October 13, 2007
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 30 years

at home, off duty, robbery

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Still you miss and the times we worked together. I still reminisce working all those events in the Eighth District and DDD area with you and Tyrone. You are never forgotten and blessings to you and your family.

Derek Canatella
Retired NOPD

May 24, 2022

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