Patrolman Kenneth F. Herriage

Patrolman Kenneth F. Herriage

Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, May 25, 1966

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Kenneth F. Herriage

Patrolman Herriage was shot and killed while attempting to search a suspect he stopped for questioning. The man suddenly pulled out a hidden pistol and shot him. The suspect was later apprehended after being shot and wounded by other officers.

On September 22, 1967, the suspect, 53, was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.

Patrolman Herriage had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his expectant wife and daughter.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 538

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I did not know Officer Herriage personally. His wife & I worked together at an insurance company in Shreveport. I remember that awful day just like it was yesterday. I have many friends who are in law enforcement, & I have the deepest respect for all of them. God bless Officer Herriage’s precious wife & children.

Helen Lefevers Smith
Co-worker of Officer Herriage’s wife

July 24, 2021

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