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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Patrolman Fortenberry,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New Orleans.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

February 17, 2024

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