Patrolman Ezra Foreman

Patrolman Ezra Foreman

Crowley Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, May 4, 1959

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Ezra Foreman

Patrolman Ezra Foreman was shot and killed and his partner was slightly wounded while responding to a domestic disturbance call involving a man and his wife.

As they approached the couples' home, the man opened fire with a shotgun through a screen door. The suspect surrendered after several other officers fired tear gas into the home.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. In 1966 a federal court reversed his conviction. As a result of his second trial he pled guilty to manslaughter.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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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 54th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first 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

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

May 10, 2013

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