Chief Deputy Sheriff John Earl Peacock

Chief Deputy Sheriff John Earl Peacock

West Carroll Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, September 17, 1980

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John Earl Peacock

Chief Deputy Peacock and Sheriff Thomas Auger were killed in an airplane accident while en route to Big Springs, Texas, to extradite a prisoner. The prisoner had escaped from the West Carroll Parish Jail several years earlier.

The plane took off during a severe thunderstorm and crashed only minutes into its flight. Sheriff Auger, Chief Deputy Peacock, and two local farmers who were accompanying them, were killed.


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  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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