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 a Holly Hall and stabbed him to death with an ice pick before escaping. The juveniles were recaptured and charged with first-degree murder.

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 Not available
  • 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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My Aunt and Uncle were houseparents at LTI Monroe, I know they worked thru 1973. I can’t imagine the pain your family has insured over the years. I want to know if you were a houseparent, night watchman or college student all who worked to oversee the boys. When I think of the stairwell I think of going up to my relatives 2nd story apartment. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Louisiana State Penitentiary DOC

September 18, 2019

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