The second Mealy photo I won, just felt SO familiar! When I got to work Monday morning, I began thumbing through my transcription of the Monroe Evening News World's Fair Edition newspaper from 1893. Lots of men had the same hairstyle and looked very similar (I'm looking at you policeman Perry McCabe!). It seems this … Continue reading Unknown Mealy Photo Identified!
The Officer Down Memorial Page
This website maintains a database of all known law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Their names are on a memorial in Washington, D.C. Here are the Louisiana officers, arranged by their city or parish department: https://www.odmp.org/search/browse/louisiana Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office and Monroe City Police Department losses are listed here, along … Continue reading The Officer Down Memorial Page
Ken Fletcher Booth
Today is the day that one of Northeast Louisiana's most respected investigative journalists is laid to rest. I remember seeing Mr. Booth on my TV screen as a kid. I knew he was a reporter for KNOE and had seen some of his reports on the news. When I started working for the library, I … Continue reading Ken Fletcher Booth
The Sad Death of Deputies Willis and Edwards.
Deputies Willis and Edwards were two lawmen I found several years ago. They were added to the Officer Down Memorial Page and the Memorial in DC. Richland Beacon-News Saturday, June 8, 1895 Page 1, Column 6 A FATAL DUEL. Two Deputy Sheriffs Shoot Each Other by Mistake. Baxter Willis and J.W. Edwards the Victims of … Continue reading The Sad Death of Deputies Willis and Edwards.
Deputy James W. Wood: the First Ouachita Parish Law Officer Killed in the Line of Duty.
A few years ago, I came across this article. I found the Officer Down Memorial Page on the internet and noticed his name was not there. After getting in touch with the website and verifying his information, Deputy Wood was added to the page. That next year, his name was added to the Law Enforcement … Continue reading Deputy James W. Wood: the First Ouachita Parish Law Officer Killed in the Line of Duty.
Ouachita Parish Sheriffs
Ten years ago, reporter Ken Booth wrote the definitive work on the biographies of all known Ouachita parish Sheriffs called "The Sheriffs of Ouachita". It is now out of print, but you can see a copy at the Ouachita Parish Public Library. Here are the men who have served: George Hook Robert Kay William Dawson … Continue reading Ouachita Parish Sheriffs