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Deputy Sheriff Paul H. Prater | Jay County Sheriff's Department, Indiana Jay County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

Deputy Sheriff

Paul H. Prater

Jay County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 4, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 3 years, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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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.

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I miss you uncle , miss the ride-alongs and riding in that gold colored Chevy shortbed you had. Love you Unc.

Brian Miller
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January 5, 2015

 

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