Patrolman John L. Hart

Patrolman John L. Hart

Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, June 13, 1875

John L. Hart

Patrolman John Hart was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who was causing a disturbance at a local saloon.

The saloon's owner had thrown the man out and continued to be loud outside. The subject shot Patrolman Hart when the officer attempted to arrest him. The man was then arrested by another officer and charged with murder.

Patrolman Hart had served with the Shreveport Police Department for only six months. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Patrolman Hart,
On today, the 141st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Shreveport.


United States Border Patrol

June 13, 2016

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