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Sergeant Warren Joseph Broussard

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, June 21, 1988

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Reflections for Sergeant Warren Joseph Broussard

God bless you and your family. To your sister Patricia. You are in our thoughts. So sorry to hear you now have list your father and mother. I’m sure they are with your brother in heaven. Such a sad way to give up your life. Your brother was a hero and God bless him for his service in Vietnam. What a HERO. I’m certain they are all watching g over you. Semper Fi.

State Traffic Officer 7185.
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

June 21, 2021

Such a great man, all though i’ve never met you, i’ve heard a million stories. hope to finally meet you one day

Keaton Bannister

June 16, 2021

Thank you for your double service, military and police, and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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

June 21, 2020

Thank you Sergeant Warren Joseph Broussard for your dedication and commitment to serve and protect our country and your community. May your soul forever rest in Heaven. Sergeant Broussard will never ever be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police - Troop D

April 29, 2020

When I first met you in 1987 I was in the police academy and you were one of my instructors. I remember when I first saw you and you were introduced to the academy recruits I was thinking that you had been a police officer forever and a day. I was amazed at how much information you knew about police work. The most prevalent character trait about you was how kind you were to us recruits. Once I graduated from the academy I had several opportunities to work with you at various accident scenes and special details and I considered you a friend. I will never forget the day you were taken from us. I hadn't even been on the streets for a year. I had just worked the dog shift and had court that morning and was on my way home to Denham Springs when the call went out of an officer down. I turned around and headed to the scene, and was placed on a quick reaction team to search out locations where the shooters lived. All I remember was wanting to catch the men who had taken a great police officer, and good friend from us. I still think of you often some 27 years later. Thank you for your courageous service to your country and the city of Baton Rouge. May the good Lord watch over your family. We will never forget you.

Corporal Bill Graham
Baton Rouge Police Dept.

October 19, 2015

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

June 21, 2015

Dear Warren,
It was 25 years ago today...I so well remember seeing you that morning at Central Garage while we fueled up. Speaking briefly..TOO BRIEFLY. I never dreamed that would be the last time I would see you. It seems like yesterday.... and a hundred years ago, at the same time.
Thank you and rest in peace.

Sgt. Randy Stroud (RET)
Baton Rouge Police Department

June 21, 2013

So many people have said so many nice things about you..But it is all true...I wanted to let those that mentioned my brother winning the Navy Cross; he swam from his ship to a boat or ship that was on fire and saved a child's life..It' almost the anniversary of your end of the watch, not only do you have Daddy with you in Heaven, but now you have Momma..I know she is happy to be with you again..The day you were killed, she just went downhill from there..I miss Momma (my friend) so much..I feel so alone now with both her and Daddy no longer here..But she is now out of what miserable life she had those last 10 yrs or so. I'm thankful for that. I miss you always and love you with all my heart..Love, Pat

Patricia Stewart
loving sister

May 20, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th anniversary year 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.

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

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

November 28, 2012

Thank you for your service to our country and your community. May GOD Bless you and your family.


Cincinnati, OH


June 21, 2011

In just a few hours it will be 22 years ago that your life was taken away. I will never forget that day. It was the worse day of my life. And now that Daddy has joined you i didn't think it could be any worse than losing you, but it is. I would do anything to have both of you home where you belong, but thats a wish that will not happen. I wish you knew how much i miss you. I think about you all the time and often wish you were here to help handle a situation with the kids, because you were so good at that. Just know I love you and will never forget you. The pain from losing you doesn't go away, guess it never, PAT

Pat Broussard Stewart

June 20, 2010

It's hard to believe it will be 22 yrs this June that you were wrongly taken from us..I still remember that day; guess i always will.So many people have written such nice things about you, and their right. You are our hero. You have Daddy with you now, so your not alone anymore..I could write so much more.Just know i love both of you and miss ya'll so much, it still hurts..I will never forget ya'll from your younger sister, Pat

Patricia Stewart

April 15, 2010

I think about Mr Joe all the time as well. I only knew him for the earlier years of my life but I can remember a kind, warmhearted and playful soul. He had a wonderful family - very close knit and you could tell he loved them very much. Being from a family of law enforcement officers I know what uncertainty they face every day and what kind of courage a man or woman must have to be in that line of work. It's not an easy job- but it is a job for someone with a higher purpose and a strong soul- they are dedicated to protecting their community and the ones they love before they protect themselves. He will always be a hero to me.

neighborhood friend

March 24, 2009

Rarely does a day go by that you do not enter my mind. Know one will ever know how special you were to all of us. Dad talks to you often and looks forward to the day you meet again. For all families that have lost their loved ones in the line of duty, it does get easier but NEVER does the love go away or deminish. As we approach the 20 year mark of your passing it ofter feels like it happened yesterday. Always know you are in our thoughts, prayers and that we are proud to have had you in our lives. Love forever, Kim

Kim Hennington Tugwell

November 18, 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

October 31, 2007

As one who spent more than 24 years wearing a USMC uniform,I have come to place four USN components ahead of the other USN components - No. 4 Navy Chaplains, No. 3 Seabees, No. 2 SEALs, and No. 1 Navy Corpsmen.

May You Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

June 21, 2007

Heroes and the sacrifices they make are never forgotten. Sgt. Broussard, you are a true hero and you are not forgotten.

Salem, Va

December 12, 2006

Although I was never lucky enough to have met you, from what my dear husband has told me, you were one of the better influences in his long police career. Your kindness and decency made an impression on him when he was a young officer and I want to thank you.

Mrs. Donald Greene
Wife of a BRPD Lieutenant

April 28, 2006

This is one citizen of Baton Rouge that has not, and never will forget. I remember what I was doing the moment they announced this dreaded news. Here is a man simply doing his job who is cut down for no reason by a worthless individual, who by the way gets to live his life to this day. I am angered by this to this day. I did not know Ofc. Broussard personally, but he remains a hero of mine since that terrible afternoon in 1988. Since then, I consider all of you guys heroes. Sadly, it sometimes takes a tragic event like we recently had to remind us of this. Have we all forgotten? I certainly hope not....

August 16, 2005



August 11, 2005

I wish that we had gotten to know each other before all this happened. I never realized there was another "Doc" with the Dept. A former Navy corpsman and a fellow officer salute you for the price you paid.
Most of us are never called "heros" but you earned the title twice. You are truly a WARRIOR.
Rest easy, brother.

Sgt. Dee Reed
Baton Rouge City Police

January 14, 2005

I find it sad to see that you only have 1 reflection left for you. Your service to your country during the Vietnam War is apparent in knowing that you were awarded the Navy Cross--although many do not give the respect that Vietnam veterans deserve. Your service to your community is just as apparent in knowing that you gave your life for them--you made the ultimate sacrifice!
Thank you for your service! Your brothers in blue will never forget your sacrifice, although since it's no longer a headline, most of the City of Baton Rouge has.


May 25, 2004

The Navy Cross is second only to the Medal of Honor. This man had to do something extradinary to win the Navy Cross!
A warrior, Indeed!
Sarge, as you now know, Jesus Loves You. So do we!
Anchors Aweigh!

Ret Officer RB Wade
Richmond,Va Police

October 4, 2003

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