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

prisoner custody, escape attempt

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On today, 46th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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