Detective Giles R. Landry

Detective Giles R. Landry

Maine State Police, Maine

End of Watch Friday, March 31, 1989

Giles R. Landry

Detective Giles Landry was shot and killed after responding to a domestic dispute in a secluded area off of Roger Sumner Road in Leeds. Upon his arrival, the suspect's girlfriend jumped into the passenger seat of his unmarked patrol car.

The suspect approached the vehicle from the rear and fired twice through the rear window with a Ruger .44 caliber rifle, striking Detective Landry and killing him instantly. He then shot and killed his girlfriend before committing suicide.

Detective Landry had served with the Maine State Police for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter, and his parents and three siblings.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 728

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .44 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide


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With the recent homicide of Cpl. Eugene Cole, I was reminded of the unfortunate killing of Detective Landry. I graduated from MCJA in 1982 and this incident was particularly devastating for me as a new officer. I have thought of Detective Landry, his family, and the Maine State Police Brothers and Sisters who lost a fellow Law Enforcement officer. I just wanted to visit this site and again, reflect on this tragic loss of life. Rest in peace Detective Landry and know that the proud tradition and standards you lived and died by are still with us today.

Paul D. Haslam Retired Police Officer
State of Maine DHHS Fraud, Investigation & Recovery Unit

May 8, 2018

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