Deputy Sheriff Maxie J. Blanchet, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Maxie J. Blanchet, Sr.

Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, November 25, 1961

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Maxie J. Blanchet, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Maxie Blanchet was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic outside of the America Legion Post 29 property on Louisiana Highway 14 two miles east of Abbeville.

He stepped into the roadway as he directed traffic out of the parking lot when he was struck by a passing car. The driver's vision was obscured by the headlights of an oncoming car.

Deputy Blanchet had served with the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office for three years. He was survived by his wife, twos sons, four grandchildren, and three sisters.


  • Age 60
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

directing traffic

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Deputy Sheriff Blanchet,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Vermilion Parish. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 25, 2021

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