A tribute to the 31 Troopers who gave their lives


Welcome to the Louisiana State Police Memorial page. We are honored to pay tribute to the 31 Troopers who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the people of Louisiana since the Department's inception in 1922. Our Memorial statue, located at our Headquarters, stands as a symbol of our gratitude and respect for these brave troopers. We recognize that the sacrifice made by these Troopers was not theirs alone. Their families have also endured immeasurable loss and deserve more than just our thanks and gratitude. They deserve our unwavering commitment to continue the fight for those we have lost - a commitment to work tirelessly towards a safer Louisiana. This page, and our Memorial, is our way of ensuring that these brave Troopers retain their rightful place in our hearts and memories.

"The Monument"

I never dreamed it would be me
My name for all eternity
Recorded here at this hallowed place
Alas, my name, no more my face

"In the line of duty" I hear them say
My family now the price to pay
My folded flag stained with their tears
We only had those few short years

The badge no longer on my chest
I sleep now in eternal rest
My sword I pass to those behind
And pray they keep this thought in mind

I never dreamed it would be me
And with heavy heart and bended knee
I ask for all here from the past
Dear God, let my name be the last

- Sgt. George Hahn, L.A.P.D.

excerpt from "Recessional"

"The tumult and the shouting dies:
The Captains and Kings depart:
Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice,
An humble and a contrite heart.
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget - - lest we forget!"

-Rudyard Kipling