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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Uncle Ronnie I’m sorry it took so long to get a photo of you to add to this page. But now everyone can put a face with that name. You have always been my hero and the foot steps I wanted to follow in. I wish you would have been still around to see me through my 32 years of Law Enforcement. I have met many of your fellow workers over the years, and every one of them had nothing but great things to say about you. Thank you for being that Godfather that I could look up to.

Retired Sergeant Ronald Labarriere
Godson / Kenner Police Department

May 12, 2020

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