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New Hero Search Merlin E. Brune Jr. - Jul. 12, 1977 (21534)

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Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Patch
Resided: LA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jul. 12, 1977
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male
Agency
Dept: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office - LA
1233 Westbank Expy  
Harvey, LA   70058   USA
(504)363-5500
County: Jefferson Parish
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Sergeant
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: LA   USA   Tue. Jul. 12, 1977
Summary: Sergeant Merlin Brune was shot and killed while investigating a domestic disturbance near Westwego. As Sergeant Brune and several other officers were trying to talk the suspect into coming out of his house he opened fire through his front door killing Sergeant Brune. The suspect surrendered several minutes later.

The suspect was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 21 years in prison.

Sergeant Brune was survived by his wife and two children.

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