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Assistant Chief of Police Corbett W. Penton | Franklinton Police Department, Louisiana Franklinton Police Department, Louisiana

Assistant Chief of Police

Corbett W. Penton

Franklinton Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Monday, February 6, 1989

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Age: 48

Tour: 21 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Assistant Chief Penton suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after a foot pursuit of a suspect.

He had just arrested the man for passing a stolen check. As he escorted the man to his patrol car the man suddenly broke free and fled on foot. Assistant Chief Penton pursued the suspect and apprehended him.

Assistant Chief Penton collapsed after transporting the suspect to the jail.

Assistant Chief Penton had served with the agency for 21 years. He was survived by his wife and child.

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Rest in peace in knowing that you did an excellent service to this town and you raised a fine son, that is carrying on your tradition in law enforcement. You were a fine man and it shows through him and all of the works done by you. Well done sir!

FPD
Franklinton Police Department
June 23, 2012

 

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