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Sheriff Cody Don Carpenter | Scott County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas Scott County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

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Cody Don Carpenter

Scott County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch: Friday, May 31, 2013

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Age: 42

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Drowned

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Sheriff Cody Carpenter and Wildlife Officer Joel Campora drowned while assisting victims of an overnight flash flood along the Fourche Lefave River near Y City, Arkansas.

They had responded by boat to a 911 call at a home in the flooded area along the river. They both exited the boat and entered the home to assist two female victims who were trapped inside. At some point the officers, victims, and boat were swept away by the rising water. Sheriff Carpenter's body was located the following morning while Officer Campora's body was recovered three days later.

Sheriff Carpenter had served as sheriff for 11 years and had served with the Scott Sheriff's Office for a total of 16 years.

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Wildlife Officer Joel Lee Campora
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas
End of Watch: Friday, May 31, 2013
Cause: Drowned

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Cody, I had dinner at the Freewill Baptist Church on Freedon Rd. think of you and how you lived your life and died a true hero. Missing you Sheriff,

Sr. Deputy Wayne Robb
Scott Co. Sheriff's Dept. Arkansas
June 27, 2015

 

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