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Patrolman Burton James LeBlanc

Jennings Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, February 5, 2000

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Reflections for Patrolman Burton James LeBlanc

Heaven holds a special place
For those who do the deed,
Defenders of the innocent
In their hour of need.

May the Sheep someday be grateful.
There’s a debt they can not pay
To the Sheepdogs who lay it on the line
Each and every day.

I am proud to be a Sheepdog.
I've done my very best.
I'll stand my watch until my Maker
Calls me home to rest.

But when I meet St. Peter
There's just one request I’ll make,
“Please let me spend Eternity
Standing guard at Heaven's Gate”.

Lord, help us bring this ''Age of Sheep''
To a rapid end.
Then fill this land with Sheepdogs,
Men of Honor, once again.

This prayer is dedicated
To those who bravely face,
The dangers all around us,
To make our world a safer place.

To the soldiers, cops and warriors-
Sheepdogs through and through.
Thank you for your service
And your sacrifices too.

Daniel Hebert, Special Agent/Retired
ATF/Dallas PD

June 12, 2022

20 years today. This is a pain that anyone who knew you, Chris Guidry or Kenny Guidry will never go away. I know you are all at peace. I pray for those left behind. We speak your names. We tell the funny stories. We hug and think of your families and children left behind. I promise, you are not forgotten.

Sarah Morrison Stephens
Former Editor of the Jennings Daily News

February 5, 2020

Terrible tragedy Officer LeBlanc. Rest in peace. A true hero taken by a brother officer who lost his mind.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 4, 2019

Thinking of you, Kenny and Christine today. Praying for your families, both blood and blue, who still miss you. They will always miss you. I thank you for your friendship and the memories Burt!

Sarah Morrison Stephens

May 15, 2017

So sad, and from a former brother officer. My respect to you my brother for your service and sacrifice. May God continue to welcome you in his kingdom , and to watch over your family.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

February 5, 2017

You are not forgotten!

CPT Uwe Haeckel
JPD Officer h.c./State Police Gemany

September 2, 2016

Hey Burt. I will never forget you, Kenny and Christine. Whoever said cops and reporters couldn't get along? I know the City of Jennings still feels your absence. I know your beautiful family carries on. I know you are still watching over those you love.

Sarah Morrison Stephens
One of those nasty reporters.

February 6, 2016

15 years, and the pain is still there. You, Kenny and Christine are never forgotten.

Sarah Morrison Stephens
Millbrook Independent, Deatsville, Alabama

February 6, 2015

Burt you were and always will be my brother in law I csn still remember gettting that horrifying phone call at work that night I couldnt wait to get to the hospiyal to see you and Tara. I can tell you that you would be proud of Lane he has grown up to be a fine young man. We all miss you and love you

Chris landry former fire fighter for JFD
Brother in law

May 23, 2014

Never, ever, ever forgotten. Rest at ease Burt, Kenny and Chris. You are forever loved.

Sarah Morrison Stephens

February 5, 2014

I remember ,I had booked him for his wedding it broke my heart
when i got news of his death, and had to cancel his date to get married, That was a sad day ,

esther lemaire

May 17, 2013

You will never be forgotten...and forever in my heart, you were my friend, my brother, we have shared many memories together and had many laughs...I was supposed to ride with you that night...........a night I will never forget...we will meet again one you always...........

former JPD Officer

May 14, 2013

I think about you often, the times you came and would back me up, all the work you would find on the interstate for me to handle on your nights off and all the fun and laugh's we had. You will always be my HERO. "OUR LOSS IS HEAVENS GAIN"

Assistant Police Chief Russell Benoit
Fenton Police Department

September 29, 2012

Burt you are a true HERO in my book. I was with you the night your precious life was taken and not a single night goes by when i close my eyes that i relive that night. You are truely missed but i know that we have a guardian angel watching over us every minute of the day. I thank GOD for the time you spent on this earth and the awesome friendship we had, love ya & miss ya brother.

Coty Courville

May 8, 2011

You are not forgotten. May God continue to watch over your family. Rest in Peace.


February 5, 2010

Burt, I'm sorry that the last words I spoke to you were in anger....I didn't mean the things I said, and I never got a chance to apologize. I have had to carry this regret with me every day since that awful night. You were truly special, always wearing a smile and a joy to work with. Each year on this day, I awake with a heavy heart. Will miss you always and looking forward to seeing that smile again one day.

Joni Broussard
former JDP Communications Officer

February 5, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 5, 2010

Thinking of your family especially today. May God continue to place his loving hand upon your loved ones.
Brenda Lucas, Mother
Chief Anthony Lucas
EOW Feb. 4, 2005


February 5, 2009

To the family and friends of Officer Bertram LeBlanc and his fellow officers:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to Bert's memory on the ninth anniversary of the day he so tragically lost his life. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

May you be continue to be comforted by the support and caring of your law enforcement family, and other police survivors. We grieve for you and with you. Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are still experiencing.

Please know that the brotherhood and sisterhood of law enforcement and police survivors will always be by your side on each step of the journey.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of service Bert gave to his community and the citizens of Louisiana, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 5, 2000.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 5, 2009

Not sure what made me think of you, Kenny and Chris today. But I think about all of you quite a lot. I can never go to Jennings without thinking of all of you, because you were three of the people that I always had to see and visit with when I came into town. You are all missed and loved and remembered.
Sarah Morrison Stephens

Sarah Stephens, Newspaper editor

October 13, 2008



August 25, 2008

You were my first FTO, my first "boss" as a reserve officer. You taught me a lot of things during the times we rode together. When I got offered a job as a full-timer, you were there for me after I graduated the academy. I miss having those opportunities to learn from someone with more knowledge than I had. Thank you for your time in training this rookie. Everyone misses you, but recieves comfort in knowing that we will get to one day see you again...

SSgt Mariah P. LeBlanc
United States Air Force

June 20, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

February 4, 2008

Dear Burt,
You were always there for Ferroll and I. You meant so much to us, your community, and anyone who had the privilege of knowing you. You got me started in law enforcement, and since you left us I have carried your voice with me everyday. You told me that I should become a Trooper, because I had what it takes. You have been my driving force for the last eight years, and though it took a while I finally made it. You were my inspiration and I wouldn't have made it without you. Though you are gone your memory still helps me just as you did when you were here. I miss you dearly, I wish you could have met my wife Monika and my daughter Eadan- you would love them. I"ll see you on your birthday as I do every year. Know that you are remembered, loved, and missed. I will be with you again someday brother, but not yet. Love always.

Trooper Anthony R. Efthemes
Louisiana State Police

November 17, 2007

The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 1, 2007

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