Detective Sergeant Leroy King

Detective Sergeant Leroy King

Lafayette Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, May 20, 1959

Leroy King

Sergeant King and Captain Harold Abadie were killed when they responded to a reported kidnapping. 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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