Patrolman Julius Gene Courville

Patrolman Julius Gene Courville

Henderson Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, August 26, 1978

Julius Gene Courville

Patrolman Courville was shot and killed as he and his partner attempted to quell a domestic dispute. Both officers were fired upon and Patrolman Courville was shot in the head. The suspect was arrested and found guilty of first degree murder.

Patrolman Courville had only served with the agency for 1 day. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 1 day
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Thanks to your friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections. I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 14, 2013

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