Officer Joseph Mareno

Officer Joseph Mareno

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, September 18, 1923

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Joseph Mareno

Officer Joseph Mareno was shot and killed when he and two other officers went to an area of Francis Street and Railroad Avenue searching for a murder suspect at approximately 0400 hours. During the search Officer Mareno was shot in the shoulder. The suspect was never apprehended.

Officer Mareno was shot on his last day on the force. He was retiring after serving 19 years as a firefighter and ten months as a police officer. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender At large

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 89th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be remembered and revered.

The irony of being killed on your last day on the job after so many years as a dedicated public servant must have made your tragic death even more devastating to your family and department.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 18, 2012

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