Police Officer Wilmer Phillip Trosclair

Police Officer Wilmer Phillip Trosclair

Ponchatoula Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, May 2, 1954

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Wilmer Phillip Trosclair

Officer Wilmer Trosclair was electrocuted after responding to a location on Highway 51 for reports of a downed electric wire. As he stepped out of his car to place flares the line came in contact with his car, causing his death.

A passerby notified police of the incident approximately 45 minutes later after driving past the scene and noticing Officer Trosclair on the ground.

Officer Trosclair had served with the agency for three years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted

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Officer Trosclair,
On today, the 70th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

May 2, 2024

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