Patrolman Robert Carl May

Patrolman Robert Carl May

Bogalusa Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, March 14, 1949

Robert Carl May

Patrolman May was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a disturbance at a local tavern. Upon their arrival they found the suspect had left. They offered the female victim a ride home and as they were leaving the tavern they saw the suspect. In the ensuing gun battle Patrolman May was shot in the back and killed. His partner was able to return fire and kill the suspect.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and kiled

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Did Robert Carl May serve in the Marine Corps during WWII?

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