Police Officer Theodore Devalcourt

Police Officer Theodore Devalcourt

Sunset Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, February 25, 1932

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Theodore Devalcourt

Police Officer Theodore Devalcourt was shot and killed while assisting a St. Landry Parish sheriff's deputy in arresting a man at a home in Sunset. As the deputy went to the front door Officer Devalcourt stationed himself near the home. He was killed instantly when the man opened fire with a shotgun from a hiding spot beside the home.

The suspect was apprehended a short time later by a night policeman in Opelousas. He was executed by hanging on June 15th, 1932.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed in 1932

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Officer Devalcourt,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Sunset.


United States Border Patrol

February 25, 2022

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