Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years, 6 months
Badge # Not available
Cause: Struck by vehicle
Deputy Paul Prater was killed when he was struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop. He had stopped a van for speeding and as he stood by the driver's side of the van, a northbound vehicle struck him, killing him instantly.
Deputy Prater had served with the Jay County Sheriff's Department for 3½ years. He was survived by his wife and two children.