Bio: Off. Bennett was a former member of the JPSO [Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office] Reserve Division from April 2000 until March of 2006. He went full-time in the Second District Patrol Division for a short time, returning back into the Reserves in October 2006. In May 2013 he went full-time with NOHA.
Fatal Incident Summary
Sun. May. 24, 2015
Patrolman James Bennett was shot and killed from ambush while working an overtime detail at a construction site of the Guste Homes Public Housing Complex.
Patrolman Bennett was patrolling a site where homes were being built when he was shot and killed by an unknown person. Patrolman Bennett's patrol car was found crashed near the intersection of Erato Street and Freret Street shortly after 7:00 am. Responding Officers found Patrolman Bennett inside the patrol car fatally wounded.