Lieutenant Garry Peter Duplessis, Jr.

Lieutenant Garry Peter Duplessis, Jr.

Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, April 28, 2020

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Garry Peter Duplessis, Jr.

Lieutenant Garry Duplessis died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while working at the Orleans Justice Center's Main Jail at 2800 Perdido Street in New Orleans.

Lieutenant Duplessis had served with the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office for 28 years and was the commander of the Central Control Unit at the Orleans Justice Center at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, mother, two sisters, and brother.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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LT. Duplessis,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain

Pittsburgh PD

November 6, 2021

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