House Parent Walter Dickey Krouskup

House Parent Walter Dickey Krouskup

Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, September 17, 1977

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Walter Dickey Krouskup

House Parent Walter Krouskup was stabbed to death by four juvenile inmates he was supervising at the Louisiana Training Institute in Monroe, Louisiana.

The four inmates attacked him in a stairwell of Holly Hall and stabbed him to death with an ice pick before escaping.

The juveniles were recaptured and charged with first-degree murder. One youth pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter.

House Parent Krouskop was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, three grandchildren, and two sisters.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Ice pick
  • Offender Charged with murder

escape attempt, prisoner custody

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I work for Office of Juvenile Justice. I'm a trainer for Officer Safety. I remind my guys that what we do is dangerous. Just because someone is young, doesn't mean they can't hurt you. Sometimes the young do stupid impulsive things. I link this page in my training to remind my people that yes, it has been a long time since someone in OJJ has passed in the line of duty, but you should stay on guard and vigilant. Just a few months ago, we had an officer shot at while just sitting at the gas station, so we are required to wear our vests anytime we go out in the field.

Stay safe, hopeful Walter is looking down on all of us and has our backs.

PPO3/ J Fred Fontenot
Office of Juvenile Justice- Louisiana Lake Charles.

September 27, 2022

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