Chief Wilburt Landry

Chief Wilburt Landry

Church Point Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, April 21, 1957

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Wilburt Landry

Chief Wilburt Landry and Patrolman Burley Cormier were shot and killed after responding to a domestic dispute on Louis Street.

As the two officers walked into the man's kitchen he ambushed them with a shotgun, fatally wounding both officers. He then murdered his wife and daughter before fleeing. He went to his mother's home where he confessed to her that he murdered his wife and then he committed suicide.

Chief Landry had served with the Church Point Police Department for 19 years.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

ambush, domestic

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Thank you and your partner for your dedication and service to your community. RIP sir. You will never ever be forgotten.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

August 15, 2020

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