Captain Charles Ariant

Captain Charles Ariant

Louisiana Department of Corrections, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, January 1, 1904

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Charles Ariant

Captain Charles Ariant was shot and killed by an inmate at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.

The killing occurred in what was known as the bullpen just as the men were about to be counted and sent to their cells. The inmate shot Captain Ariant twice in the head with a pistol he procured from an unknown source. Another inmate overpowered and held the suspect until guards could take him into custody.

The inmate had been sentenced to 12 years in 1901 for the robbery of a store in Shreveport. A life sentence was added for Captain Ariant's murder.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Sentenced to life

prisoner custody

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 108th 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

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

January 1, 2012

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