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Captain Harold Abadie

Lafayette Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, May 20, 1959

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Reflections for Captain Harold Abadie

Rest in peace Captain Abadie.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 16, 2021

I have vivid memories of this tragic event.

I remember my Dad crying and saying over and over again “he was my brother-my BROTHER!”

I was only 3 then and have carried this heartbreaking memory all my life

Angela Abadie

May 26, 2021

I was born two years after you were killed in the line of duty. Thank you for your service to our country and the city of Lafayette. I am proud to share your name.

Randolph Harold Abadie

April 28, 2021

Rest in peace Captain Abadie.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 10, 2021

Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 9, 2020

Captain Abadie: Your daughter's message says it all. Usually these brief overviews of how the officers died in the line of duty only tell part of the story. Your service as a Marine in WWII and Korea is reflective of an honorable, brave, patriotic and otherwise great American. Your attempt to arrest the kidnapping suspect with the other detective also tells us all that you were no stranger to risking your life for others. Thanks for your service to our great profession and your service as a Marine in WWII and Korea (my father was a Korean War vet as well). You honor our profession, your city, your state and this great nation.

Jim Lopey, Asst. Sheriff (ret)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno) & NVDPS

May 20, 2020

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 2, 2017

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 20, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 53rd 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was also your fellow Marine so I also thank you for your service in the Corps during WWII and Korean Conflict and bid you a heartfelt semper fi.

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

I pray for solace for all that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your daughter for sharing her memories and devotion to you through her reflection.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 20, 2012

My father, Captain Harold C. Abadie, was a true American hero. He served his country in WW2 and the Korean War and came back and served his country by becoming a police officer. On the date of his death, May 20, 1959, I was 6 years old and in the first grade. I remember it like it was yesterday - even all these years later. It was a beautiful, sunshine filled day. Today is May 20 and I have lived longer than my father by many years. I hope some day to understand why this had to happen. My father was the greatest man I have ever met. He had been a Marine but he was so gentle and such a great father that I guess I was given a great present that I could not keep forever. Thank you God for giving me such a great father even if I could only have him for 6 years. I love you daddy and think of you every day. God bless all your brothers in arms who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the rest of us to live safely.

Carolyn Abadie McFarland
Captain Abadie's only daughter

May 20, 2011

I just wanted to leave a relfection and say that you have not been forgotten and that you are a true American Hero for your service to this Country and your community.

Robert Gordon, father of Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Robert Gordon, Asst. Chief, Retired
Riverside PD, IL

April 22, 2005

We at the Lafayette PD, recognize that you made the ultimate sacrifice for our community. We are reminded on a daily basis of that sacrifice due to a memorial placed at the Police Department in your honor. REST IN PEACE MY FELLOW OFFICER AND MARINE (SEMPER FI).

Cpl John Miller
Lafayette PD

November 10, 2004

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero. God bless.

October 14, 2004

You were a U.S.M.C. you served your country in 2 wars and your police agency where you were killed in the line of duty what heros this country can produce I didn't know you but i wish I had


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