Deputy Ira Darby Prater

Deputy Ira Darby Prater

Cannon County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, January 8, 1996

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Ira Darby Prater

Deputy Sheriff Ira Prater was killed after being involved in an accident while responding to a call.

His patrol car left the road at Dickens Hill as the result of icy conditions.

Deputy Prater had graduated from the police academy the previous month. He was survived by his mother and brother.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge 273

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I grew up on Frank Holt Rd and never knew about Deputy Prater. What a tragic loss for someone as young as he was. To his coworkers, friends, and family, Deputy Prater shall not be forgotten. May he rest in peace knowing that he made a difference.

Det. Jaime Layhew
Baltimore County Police

January 8, 2020

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