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Officer Shot, Killed During Burglary Call

Officer Shot, Killed During Burglary Call

Associated Press

September 13, 2010

RAYVILLE, La. (AP) – State police say three men have been arrested in the shooting death of Sgt. Thomas M. Alexander of the Rayville Police Department.

Troopers say the 57-year-old Alexander was shot and killed while responding to a burglary-in-progress call at a home on U.S. Highway 80, east of Rayville, Saturday night.

Investigators say 52-year-old Robert J. Walker of Rayville, 30-year-old Anthony D. Oatis and 33-year-old Richard L. Long Jr., both of Monroe, were booked with first-degree murder of a police officer and aggravated burglary.

Richland Parish Sheriff Charles McDonald tells The News-Star that Alexander was shot when he confronted the suspects inside the home. McDonald said Alexander was pronounced dead at the scene.

State police are investigating the officer’s death.

Information from: The News-Star, http://www.thenewsstar.com

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    RIP and Prayers to the family,

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    Ahi

    almost 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    R.I.P., prayers to family and friends

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    Sheepdog1

    almost 4 years ago

    480 Comments

    RIP brother

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    Straightshooter

    almost 4 years ago

    1708 Comments

    Rest in Peace Sergeant Alexander. My Prayers for your Family, friends and coworkers. May the justice system sentence the murders to the maximum sentence allowed and the may they burn in Hell forever and ever.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Rest in Peace, and God Bless!

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    Inxorte

    almost 4 years ago

    734 Comments

    RIPB

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    WACollector

    almost 4 years ago

    764 Comments

    Rest In Peace, Brother.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    R.I.P. Brother

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    MP247

    almost 4 years ago

    332 Comments

    Rest in Peace Sgt Alexander

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    keeneagle

    almost 4 years ago

    42592 Comments

    When God sent His angels to bring you home, He had His reasons. Someday we will be able to ask why, but for now, we offer prayers of peace and comfort to those left behind. RIP Brother

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    granny1

    almost 4 years ago

    1448 Comments

    rest in peace. prayers to the family.

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    StanfieldS

    almost 4 years ago

    132 Comments

    RIP Brother. Thoughts and prayers.

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    JRAYMOND

    almost 4 years ago

    72 Comments

    There is no greater sacarfice than dying in the line of duty. Each day we put on the badge and gun, then get into our patrol cars we are the thin blue line. From one Louisiana Law Enforcement Officer to another, thank you brother for your duty to this State and to the people you served. May you rest in peace and God bless your family.

    Deputy Jason Raymond
    Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

    "The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are as bold as a lion." - Proverbs 28:1

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    USLawman1983

    almost 4 years ago

    1572 Comments

    RIP brother

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    JC1118

    almost 4 years ago

    22 Comments

    RIP Sgt Alexander
    Thoughts are with your family.

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