Deputy Sheriff Joanne Couzynse

Deputy Sheriff Joanne Couzynse

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, November 9, 1983

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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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I Remember You…In the rising of the sun and in its going down,
I remember you; In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter,
I remember you; in the opening of buds and in the warmth of summer,
I remember you; in the rustling of leaves and the beauty of autumn,
I remember you; in the beginning of the year and when it ends,
I remember you; when I am weary and in need of strength,
I remember you; when I are lost and sick at heart,
I remember you; when I have joys I yearn to share,
I remember you; so long as I live, you too shall live,
For you are a part of me, as I remember you.

66 years ago you came into this world and made it a better place. It's been 35 years since you were taken away and I still miss you every day. Love you forever.



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