Reserve Deputy Sheriff Henry Jorden Willeford

Reserve Deputy Sheriff Henry Jorden Willeford

Van Buren County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Monday, November 16, 2009

Henry Jorden Willeford

Reserve Deputy Henry Willeford succumbed to injuries sustained seven years earlier when he was struck by a vehicle.

He was en route home at the end of his shift when he encountered a deer carcass blocking a lane of traffic. He activated his vehicle's emergency equipment and attempted to remove the deer. As he did so he was struck by an oncoming vehicle and sustained serious injuries.

He remained bedridden until succumbing to his injuries on November 16, 2009.

Deputy Willeford had served in law enforcement for 55 years. He is survived by his wife and 15 children.


  • Age 75
  • Tour 55 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Thursday, June 13, 2002

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Deputy Sheriff Willeford,
On today, the 8th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Van Buren County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 16, 2017

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