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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Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 18, 2020

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