Retired FPD chief dies

Published 4:22 am Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Former Franklinton police chief Lynn Armand passed away Saturday at his home, according to Franklinton Police Department officials.

“It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Chief Lynn M. Armand (Ret.) this past Saturday night April 14, 2018, at his home,” the FPD said in a post to its Facebook page. “He was a native of Marksville before joining the United States Marine Corps after high school. Lynn served his country from 1961 until 1966 and later was a proud member of the American Legion Post 24 in Bogalusa.

“Following his years in the Marine Corps, he moved to Washington Parish where he began a career with the Franklinton Police Department. Lynn served as police chief for the majority of his 36-year tenure before retiring. He also worked with the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office for several years as a deputy and detective. Lynn was the owner of the Franklinton Cleaners for many years and also owned Granny’s Bait Shop and two different donut shops in town.

“Upon retirement, Lynn also started a business providing bulldozer and heavy equipment work throughout the parish. He always enjoyed hunting and fishing and watching old western movies.”

Visitation for Armand will be at Crain Funeral Home on Wednesday, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Chaplin Paul Corse officiating.

Burial will follow in the J.C. Tarver Family Cemetery.