Sheriff Cody Don Carpenter

Sheriff Cody Don Carpenter

Scott County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Friday, May 31, 2013

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Cody Don Carpenter

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.

Bio

  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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Cody was my friend and partner at the Scott county Sheriff’s Office from 1996-1999. I remember his excitement the first day he rode with me on patrol. I will never forget his smile and passion for doing “the next right thing”. I think about him every day. We did not always agree but I never doubted his heart and his love for God, Family and community
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Josh Franklin
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May 31, 2019

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