Auxiliary Deputy Ervin Leonard Penland

Auxiliary Deputy Ervin Leonard Penland

Buncombe County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, March 18, 1974

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Ervin Leonard Penland

Auxiliary Deputy Ervin Penland succumbed to injuries sustained on January 15th, 1974, while he and his partner pursued a vehicle along Beaverdam Road at about 7:30 pm.

He was ejected from the vehicle and suffered serious injuries. He was transported to a local hospital before being transported to the VA Hospital, where he remained until succumbing to his injuries.

Deputy Penland had served as full-time deputy for four years before resigning two weeks before the crash to take a higher-paying job in the private sector. He continued with the department as an unpaid volunteer auxiliary deputy after resigning.

He was survived by his wife and daughters.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 722

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Tuesday, January 15, 1974
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit

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Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 18, 2010

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