Deputy Sheriff Joanne Couzynse

Deputy Sheriff Joanne Couzynse

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, November 9, 1983

Joanne Couzynse

Deputy Joanne Couzynse succumbed to injuries received three months earlier when she was struck by a drunk driver while writing a traffic ticket. After striking her, the suspect fled the scene but was later apprehended.

The driver was charged with negligent homicide.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, August 14, 1983
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with negligent homicide

Most Recent Reflection

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This November will be 35 yrs without you on the streets of Jefferson Parish
Still can't forget about that awful day a DUI took you from your family and friends.
Your now in heaven guarding the streets of heaven and now your guardian angel to a wonderful person.
I remember that awful watch. Even though I was with a neighboring agency.
JoJo my heart never forget you. I know my Daddy gave you a giant hug since losing him November of 2002.
Even though he was active Constable dying of cancer his name goes up no wear.
One day I meet you and all my friends who are guarding the streets of heaven.
Till the day St Michael takes me to my Daddy. An I can hug each and every one lost behind a badge.

Dee Dee Serpas
Kpd/EJLBP retired

January 25, 2018

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