Gerard "Jerry" Salles Sr.

September 4, 1938January 26, 2021

Gerard “Jerry” Salles, Sr., passed away on January 26, 2021. He was a resident of St. Anthony’s Gardens in Covington, LA. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Linda “Lynn” Salles, his parents, Alfred Salles, Sr., and Lucille Salles, his brother, Alfred Salles, Jr.(June), and his grandson Jeffery Salles.

He is survived by his children, Dr. Gerard Salles, Jr.,(Beth), Brian Salles(Sally) and Michele Lair(Scott); his grandchildren, Lindsey(Parker), Ashley(Michael), Kaylin(Jason), Jordan(Jen), Blake(Ashley), and Drew; his step grandchildren, Rachel, Megan and Ashley; his great-grandchildren, Amado, Mairead, Lincoln and Hunter; his step great-grandchildren, Ophelia, Molly, Kieran, Vivian, Raiden, Peyton, Brody and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Jerry graduated from Holy Cross High School and received a Bachelor Degree from Loyola University. He was a retired Major from the New Orleans Police Department and a retired Colonel from the Louisiana Air National Guard. He and his wife, Lynn, enjoyed Dancing, Motorcycling, Traveling in their Motorhome, Bowling and living in Highlands Ranch, Colorado for 14 years.

He was a loving, caring husband, father, grandfather, step grandfather, great-grandfather and step great-grandfather who greatly valued his wife and family.

His cremation services are being handled by Grace Funeral Home, 450 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington, Louisiana and a “Celebration of Life” will take place on a later date. Condolences may be left for the family online at


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Gerard "Jerry" Salles Sr.

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Claudette Blanchard

February 11, 2021

So very sorry for your loss. I was a secretary at NOPD and worked with your dad in Internal Affairs. That was a difficult position for a policeman to investigate another policeman for miscellaneous allegations. But, we was a very fair man. That was in the 70's. Even though we handled serious matters, we could still have a good laugh about other things. I certainly enjoyed my 3 years in that office. Also knew your mom...and didn't know until just now that she had also passed. They were truly in love. Prayers for you and your family.

Jim Adams

February 11, 2021

I am a retired NOPD officer who worked during Major Salles tenure.. I came to know him better over the last 7-8 years when we did our annual POST firearms qualification. We often got there early, so we had time to visit and catch up. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.


February 11, 2021

Your father was a fair man and well respected. Although we had numerous interactions during our careers, after retirement we had several occasions to laugh about the encounters. I'm sorry for your loss.

Joel Loeffelholz

February 10, 2021

I worked closely with your Dad almost daily during the 1970s and 1980s when I was the in-house Police Attorney. He was a good guy, a sensitive and caring person, a good cop and a good friend. So sorry for your loss. Joel Loeffelholz

Cherie LeBouef

February 1, 2021

Brian and family. I am sincerely sorry for your loss. May you have peace during this difficult time.