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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Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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My mind and heart are with you everyday. I am so proud of the kind of man you were to all. I have very precious memories of you and I. I wish so that I could just sit in that green recliner with you, that I did so many times, and tell you about the 4 wonderful grandchildren you have. We all love and miss you so much Daddy. Your memory will live on through your grandchildren and great-grandchildren. You would be very proud of them all!

All my Love,

Dy. Penny Peacock McWilliams
Ouachita Parish Sheriffs Office

July 4, 2013

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