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Officer Sife Perdue | Columbus Police Department, Georgia Columbus Police Department, Georgia

Officer

Sife Perdue

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 5, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Officer Sife Perdue was killed in a motorcycle accident while escorting a funeral procession.

He had stopped traffic at an intersection and after the last vehicle in the procession passed he began to pass the procession en route to the next intersection. As he began to pull away he struck the back of a truck that had stopped for the procession. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

Officer Perdue was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He had served with the Columbus Police Department for seven years and was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

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My name is Karen, and I am the granddaughter of Sife Perdue. I sort of stumbled across this site today of all days. I was only 5 years old when he passed away so I have very few fuzzy memories of him. I have grown up hearing about him from my dad (his son) and the rest of my family but I love hearing what others thought of him and the exchanges they shared. I know he was an excellent athlete and excelled at anything he tried. I know he loved animals and they responded to him in ways that have been described as uncanny. I also know people were sort of drawn to him despite how intimidating he could be. I am now 28 and have a son of my own named Sife. He hasn't started asking too many questions yet about the man of which he shares a name, but I know soon he will. So, I thank you for your kind words and stories of which I will be able to share with him.

Karen
Granddaughter
January 6, 2017

 

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