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New Hero Search Marion Louis Swords - Jul. 17, 1916 (9934)

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St. Landry Sheriff's Parrish Patch
Resided: LA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jul. 17, 1916
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 59 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office - LA
108 S Market St  
Opelousas, LA   70570   USA
(337)948-6516
County: St. Landry
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Sheriff
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 16 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: LA   USA   Mon. Jul. 17, 1916
Summary: Sheriff Marion Swords was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a fugitive near Opelousas, Louisiana. Two deputized civilians who were assisting Sheriff Swords were seriously wounded.

The suspect was convicted of Sheriff Swords' murder and sentenced to death. He was executed by hanging on October 19, 1917.

Sheriff Swords had served with the agency for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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