Our Brother Martin community mourns the loss of Brother Martin alumnus and Mandeville Police Capt. Vincent "Vinny" Liberto, Jr. who was killed in the line of duty on Friday, September 20 in Mandeville, LA. According to the Mandeville Police Department, he is the first Mandeville police officer killed in the line of duty in 61 years.
Captain Liberto was a 1979 graduate of Brother Martin and was a dedicated member of the cheer team. He served in the United States Marine Corps for over a decade as well as with the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office. In 1994, he joined the Mandeville Police Dept. rising to the ranks of captain while overseeing enforcement functions such as patrol, investigations, and traffic. He supervised 29 officers which is more than half of the department. He was also a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Liberto is survived by his wife and seven children.
May we join together in prayer for the repose of the soul of Captain Vinny Liberto. We pray for healing for his family and our Brother Martin community.