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

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Not sure how this came up on my computer today. I read all of the beautiful tributes to Joanne and remember her as a good friend in high school. My dad, Chief Gibbs, spoke so highly of her when he called to let me know what happened. It is very apparent that she was loved and never forgotten. Linda Gibbs Whitt

Linda Gibbs Whitt, Friend
High school friend

December 13, 2018

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