Bio & Incident Details
Tour: Not available
Badge # 25
Cause: Vehicular assault
Incident Date: 9/23/1965
Suspect: Not available
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.