Deputy Sheriff Arthur Yeary

Deputy Sheriff Arthur Yeary

Claiborne Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, June 21, 1953

Arthur Yeary

Deputy Sheriff Arthur Yeary was shot and killed after investigating a domestic disturbance call on a farm near Athens.

He was putting a man he had arrested in his car when the subject suddenly grabbed his service revolver and shot him. The man was apprehended by a posse the next day.

Deputy Yeary was a WWI veteran and a member of the Masons. He had served with the Claiborne Parish Sheriff's Office for 20 years and also served as the town marshal of Athens. He was survived by his wife, three sisters, and three brothers.

Bio

  • Age 60
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

domestic

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Although I was only 5 years old at the time I can still remember the feelings of tragedy, loss and fear that surrounded that day. The day you made the ultimate sacrifice was the day I realized for the first time that evil things can happen in this world.

Randy Peeples

January 10, 2016

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