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Deputy Sheriff Sidney Nelson Padgett | Hardin County Sheriff's Department, Texas Hardin County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Sidney Nelson Padgett

Hardin County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, January 11, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Padgett was killed when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver. He was en route to a fight call when the other driver pulled out in front of him on Highway 327 just outside of Silsbee.

Officer Padgett had been with the agency for 13 months and was survived by his wife and four children.

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