Deputy Sheriff Fred B. Peebles

Deputy Sheriff Fred B. Peebles

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, September 23, 1965

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Fred B. Peebles

Deputy Sheriff Fred Peebles was struck and killed by a drunk, hit-and-run driver while escorting a funeral procession.

Deputy Peebles was stopped on the Eastex Freeway, near the North Loop, when a vehicle attempting to pass the procession at a high rate of speed struck his motorcycle. The driver of the car fled but was apprehended by an off-duty police officer and several citizens.

The 19-year-old suspect was convicted of charges in connection with Deputy Peebles' death and was sentenced to four years in prison.

Deputy Peebles was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 25

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 4 years

Impaired Driver, hit-and-run, funeral escort

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Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 23, 2020

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