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Deputy Sheriff Ted Duke Horton | Franklin County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Franklin County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

Ted Duke Horton

Franklin County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Friday, May 14, 2004

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

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Deputy Sheriff Ted Horton was killed in a helicopter crash while he and another deputy conducted a narcotics search over a wooded area near Louisburg.

The helicopter, a Hughes 269A, experienced mechanical problems shortly after taking off from a field near the sheriff's office. As the pilot attempted to make an emergency landing in a clearing the main rotor struck pine trees on the edge of a clearing. The helicopter then fell 30-feet, landing on its left side. Deputy Horton, who was an observer during the flight, was killed. The pilot suffered non-fatal injuries.

Deputy Horton is survived by his wife and mother.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 14, 2015


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