Deputy Sheriff Arthur Yeary

Deputy Sheriff Arthur Yeary

Claiborne Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, June 21, 1953

Arthur Yeary

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.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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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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