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New Hero Search Eugene C. Brister - Apr. 20, 1940 (15629)

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Rapides Parish Sheriff's Department Agency Patch
Resided: LA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Apr. 20, 1940
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 61 yrs. of age
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Dept: Rapides Parish Sheriff's Dept.
LA   USA
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Deputy
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
On The Job: 16 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: LA   USA   Sat. Apr. 20, 1940
Summary: Deputy Eugene Brister was shot and killed in Alexandria while attempting to arrest a man wanted on a charge of chicken theft.

Deputy Brister located the man sitting in a vehicle and told him he was under arrest. As the suspect exited the vehicle, Deputy Brister began to re-holster his service weapon. As he did so, the suspect opened fire with a .38 caliber revolver, striking Deputy Brister several times.

As the suspect fled, he exchanged shot with an Alexandria police officer, grazing the officer in the face. The officer returned fire and mortally wounded the suspect.

Deputy Brister had served with the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Department for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and two grown daughters.

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