Police Officer Thomas Joseph LaValley

Police Officer Thomas Joseph LaValley

Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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Thomas Joseph LaValley

Police Officer Thomas LaValley was shot and killed when he and several other officers responded to a domestic violence call involving a man threatening other family members with a gun at approximately 9:15 pm.

When officers arrived at the home in the 3500 block of Del Rio Street, in the Queensborough area of the city, the subject opened fire. Officer LaValley was struck multiple times. He was transported to University Health where he succumbed to his wounds.

The subject fled the scene but was apprehended the next day. He was also wanted for a shooting that occurred approximately three weeks earlier. The shooter was sentenced to life in prison in November 2019.

Officer LaValley had served with the Shreveport Police Department for four years.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 1284

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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I was working for, and on duty SPD this fateful night, as a T-Serve operator. I had met LaValley a few times and he was always a polite, fun, respectful young man. He will always be missed by friends and co-workers. Prayers will continue to go up for his loving mother and family. A memorial video I made in honor of our friend. https://youtu.be/Ce7ges3JTIQ

CO Cefalu

May 4, 2022

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