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

traffic stop, robbery, stolen vehicle

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My friend and my brother. Not a day goes by that I'm not waiting to hear the phone ring and hear your voice on the other end saying "whassup". From sitting on my left side in band when I played bone and you played baritone, to when I swapped to baritone also. To you showing up unannounced at my apartment in alexandria, to the random phone calls at all times of the night when you were bored. Man I miss you brother....so dang much it hurts.

Forever my brother

James R Stuart
Brother from another mother

May 27, 2023

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