Detective Sergeant Leroy King

Detective Sergeant Leroy King

Lafayette Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, May 20, 1959

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Leroy King

Sergeant King and Captain Harold Abadie were killed when they responded to a reported kidnapping at 207-1/2 Spring Street.

The original call was for a report of three children that had been kidnapped. Before the officers arrived, the suspect had killed a neighborhood woman.

As Captain Abadie and Sergeant King walked up to the door of the house where the kidnapping call had originated, the suspect shot both officers at point-blank range. Responding officers shot and killed the suspect later in the day.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Rest in peace Detective Sgt. King.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 5, 2020

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