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Deputy Sheriff Fred B. Peebles | Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Fred B. Peebles

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, September 23, 1965

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # 25

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Peebles was struck and killed by a drunk, hit-and-run driver while escorting a funeral procession. Deputy Peebles was stopped on the Eastex Freeway when a vehicle attempting to pass the procession at a high rate of speed struck his motorcycle. The driver of the car fled but was apprehended by an off-duty police officer and several citizens.

The suspect was convicted of charges in connection with Deputy Peebles' death and was sentenced to 5 years in jail.

Deputy Peebles was survived by his wife and three children.

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Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Fred B. Peebles. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Harris County and The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum that murdered you burns forever in the lake of fire!

Amen.

Senior Special Agent Barry Sherwood Ret.
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
September 23, 2016

 

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