Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 months
Badge # Not available
Cause: Automobile accident
Deputy Eric Stafford was killed and another deputy was injured after their patrol car was struck from behind by a tractor trailer on I-65. The two deputies were working overtime radar duty and were conducting a vehicle stop when the accident occurred.
Three people in the stopped vehicle were also killed, including two young children. The truck driver suffered minor injuries.
Deputy Stafford had served with the agency for 3 months. He is survived by his wife and two children.