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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

Incident Date: 9/23/1965

Weapon: Automobile

Suspect: 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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Heroes live forever, Deputy Peebles, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Harris County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.
September 23, 2013

 

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