Assistant Warden Peggy L. Sylvester

Assistant Warden Peggy L. Sylvester

Opelousas Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, April 14, 2013

Peggy L. Sylvester

Assistant Warden Peggy Sylvester was killed in an automobile accident on Louisiana 31, south of Louisiana 742, at approximately 4:45 am.

She was attempting to pass another vehicle during a period of rain when her department vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. Assistant Warden Sylvester, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time, suffered fatal injuries.

Assistant Warden Sylvester was a U.S. Army veteran and had served as a jailer with the Opelousas Police Department for three years. She had previously served with the Eunice Police Department for one year and St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office for 10 years. She is survived by her son, two daughters, parents, and fiance.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Thanks Officer Peggy for your many years to law enforcement. I think about your family often. God Speed!

Lainey Richard Estis
Daughter to Port Barre Police Chief, David Richard

December 5, 2013

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