Officer Dennis R. Heap

Officer Dennis R. Heap

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, June 1, 1972

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Dennis R. Heap

Officer Dennis Heap was killed in a motorcycle crash at Florida Boulevard and Cloud Street while en route to escort a funeral procession.

Another vehicle made a left turn in front of his motorcycle, causing a collision.

Officer Heap had served with the Baton Rouge Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

escort, funeral escort, motorcycle, motorcycle crash

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I have still not forgotten you after all these years. But for you who knows where I would have ended up. You are always in my thoughts, always in my heart, and maybe still guiding me. I'm retired now. I had a career of over 40 years in one form or another in the criminal justice system because you took the time to encourage me. With the kindest of respect Larry Gould, PhD, retired Louisiana State Police, former deputy East baton rouge parish sheriff's office and former baton rouge city police officer.

Larry A Gould, PhD, Retired Sergeant LSP
Louisiana State Police

January 25, 2024

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