Chief Deputy Sheriff Kelly Wilson Vaught

Chief Deputy Sheriff Kelly Wilson Vaught

Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, November 9, 1961

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Kelly Wilson Vaught

Chief Deputy Sheriff Kelly Vaught was killed in an automobile crash on the B.B. Comer Bridge near Scottsboro.

His patrol car struck the back of a truck as he drove across a bridge.

Chief Deputy Vaught was a United States Army WWII veteran and had served with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office for two years. He was survived by his parents, three brothers, and sister.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving, vehicle crash

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 50th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 9, 2011

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