Detective Giles R. Landry

Detective Giles R. Landry

Maine State Police, Maine

End of Watch Friday, March 31, 1989

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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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Thirty years ago this week, my brother Gil, a husband, a dad, a son, a brother, a grandfather, a brother-in-law, an uncle, a nephew, a cousin, a friend, a trooper, a neighbor was taken from us tragically while protecting an innocent life from a dangerous one. So many lives were changed on March 31st 1989. Years have passed yet it seems like yesterday. Though life has moved on, we have all aged, some walk with a limp, our hair has thinned or even changed color. We are blessed to have small miracles running around us bringing smiles to our faces. But there is one thing that hasn’t changed with any of us. There remains a hole in each of our hearts since that fateful day in March that forever brings tears to our eyes that keeps torturing us of that heavy sacrifice this family gave to this great state of Maine. Not a day goes by Gil that you are not in my heart and in my thoughts. You are forever my hero. You are the wind beneath my wings.

your baby sister

March 29, 2019

Denise Landry Theriault

June 4, 2019

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