Sergeant Timothy Clark Prunty

Sergeant Timothy Clark Prunty

Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, October 24, 2010

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Timothy Clark Prunty

Sergeant Tim Prunty was shot and killed in an ambush attack at approximately 3:30 am.

He was standing next to his patrol car outside of a convenience store on Bert Kouns Industrial Loop when another car pulled into the parking lot and the driver opened fire on him. Though he was struck by several rounds, he was able to return fire before collapsing, protecting a civilian in the process. He was transported to LSU Health Science Center where he succumbed to his wounds.

A witness was able to provide a description of the suspect's vehicle. Officers located the vehicle a short time later and took the suspect into custody after a short pursuit. It is believed that the man was responsible for shooting at a security guard earlier in the morning. He was charged with first degree murder in connection with Sergeant Prunty's death and attempted murder in the connection with the shooting of the security guard.

On October 30th, 2012, the 24-year-old subject was convicted of first degree murder. Two years later he was sentenced to life.

Sergeant Prunty had served with the Shreveport Police Department for 19 years. He is survived by his twin brother, who also serves with the agency.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 815

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Still think of you always. I cannot believe you have been gone 11 years. Seems like yesterday - I had spoken with you 12 hours earlier & then you were gone. You were so funny & sweet and difficult and bossy, but you are missed more than you will ever know. I know you are watching over me just like you did when you were down here - even when I moved up north - you always checked on me. Please know you are always on my mind and in my heart. RIP & keep everyone straight up there!


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