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Deputy Sheriff Arthur Yeary | Claiborne Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana Claiborne Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff

Arthur Yeary

Claiborne Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Sunday, June 21, 1953

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Deputy Yeary was shot and killed after investigating a domestic disturbance call.

He was putting a man he had arrested in his car when the subject suddenly grabbed his service revolver and shot him. The suspect was apprehended by a posse the next day.

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Although I was only 5 years old at the time I can still remember the feelings of tragedy, loss and fear that surrounded that day. The day you made the ultimate sacrifice was the day I realized for the first time that evil things can happen in this world.

Randy Peeples
January 10, 2016

 

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