Police Officer Marshall Lee Waters, Jr.

Police Officer Marshall Lee Waters, Jr.

Mangham Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, November 5, 2020

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Marshall Lee Waters, Jr.

Police Officer Marshall Waters succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained on October 17th, 2020, while conducting a traffic stop on Highway 425 near the Franklin Parish / Richland Parish border.

The vehicle had just been stolen during an armed commercial robbery in Rayville. As Officer Waters stepped from his patrol car, the driver of the vehicle shot him once in the abdomen. The round struck Officer Waters below his vest and damaged his femoral artery. The man fled the scene and was arrested in Franklin Parish several hours later.

Officer Waters remained hospitalized until succumbing to his wound.

Officer Waters served as a part-time police officer with the Mangham Police Department for six years and was a full-time EMT for the Northeast Louisiana Ambulance Service.

In 2022, part of Highway 425 was renamed Marshall Waters JR Memorial Highway.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge PD3

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, October 17, 2020
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

robbery, stolen vehicle, traffic stop

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My brother, my friend, my mentor. I miss you everyday. I never thought I’d see your name on this page. Nicole and I love and miss you so much. The kids mention you often and I think about you everyday brother. I couldn’t be any prouder of the life you lived and the example that you set for each and every leo, firefighter and EMT in the region. Just today I talked about you to someone, and used you as an example of what it’s like to live your life for God, family and community. Until we meet again my brother, see you on the top floor!

Retired LEO, Fire Chief Jessie Morris
Winnsboro Fire & Rescue

August 17, 2021

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