Corporal Joseph W. Jarreau, Jr.

Corporal Joseph W. Jarreau, Jr.

West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, November 23, 1985

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Joseph W. Jarreau, Jr.

Corporal Joseph Jarreau was killed when his patrol car was struck by a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver on River Road in Port Allen.

He was on patrol when a DWI driver crossed the yellow line. As Corporal Jarreau was trying to avoid the wreck by turning into a driveway, the DWI driver hit him broadside. Corporal Jarreau died from his injuries.

The driver was apprehended and sentenced to five years in prison.

Corporal Jarreau had served with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office for nine years. He was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to five years in prison.

drunk driver, routine driving

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 24, 2009

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