Assistant Chief Investigator Ronald C. Brady

Assistant Chief Investigator Ronald C. Brady

Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, October 21, 1976

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Ronald C. Brady

Assistant Chief Investigator Ronald Brady succumbed to smoke inhalation in the parish jail after inmates set fire to mattresses in solitary confinement.

He entered the area to assist with rescuing inmates, but could not find his way out due to the heavy smoke.

Investigator Brady had retired from the New Orleans Police Department as a narcotics officer two months previously and was a deputy assistant chief in the sheriff's Special Investigation Division.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fire

prison riot

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It's been 45 Years and I can still remember you driving me and my sister Ellen in your convertible on Easter Sunday. I remember your smiling face, and did not realize back then that we would not be able to see it in person after that fateful day. Thank you for your service. You are a Hero of Mine.

Anna Colihan Fasic
Cousin by Marriage to Rita Babin Brady

March 8, 2022

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