Chief of Police Edward Gaston Huckabay

Chief of Police Edward Gaston Huckabay

Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, February 27, 1954

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Edward Gaston Huckabay

Chief Huckabay was shot and killed while attempting to retrieve the body of Deputy Maurice Miller, of the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Department, from the house the suspect was holed up in. The man had just shot and killed Deputy Miller. Other officers on the scene returned fire and killed the suspect.
Chief Huckabay had been with the agency for 17 years and was survived by his wife, son and daughter.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Remember this day well, I was a curious 16 year old visiting from Shreveport in Bossier City. The police cars, plain cars and ambulances were passing with sirens...which we soon followed thinking there was a possible crash at Barksdale. My friend and I soon witnessed this tragedy after driving out into that open cotton field....a day I will always rememer.

Alan Miller

December 16, 2016

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