Patrolman Lemmie L. Fortenberry

Patrolman Lemmie L. Fortenberry

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, February 17, 1924

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Lemmie L. Fortenberry

Patrolman Lemmie Fortenberry was shot and killed when he interrupted a burglary at a trunk factory at the corner of Baronne and Terpischore Streets.

Witnesses attracted to the scene said they heard two gunshots as Patrolman Fortenberry was grappling with a man outside of the factory. Both were mortally wounded and died after arrival at the hospital. Two more men were arrested in connection with the burglary.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

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

April 11, 2012

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