Deputy Sheriff Joseph Viola

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Viola

Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, June 3, 1920

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Joseph Viola

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Viola succumbed to a gunshot sustained four days earlier when he was accidentally shot in the chest by his partner as they attempted to arrest a grand larceny suspect at 1717 Wall Street.

He was transported to a local hospital where he remained until succumbing to the wound.

Deputy Viola was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Monday, May 31, 1920
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

crossfire, larceny

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Deputy Sheriff Viola,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Orleans Parish.


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June 3, 2020

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