Deputy Sheriff Eric Shane Stafford

Deputy Sheriff Eric Shane Stafford

Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, June 26, 1996

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Eric Shane Stafford

Deputy Sheriff Eric Stafford was killed and another deputy was injured after their patrol car was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer on I-65, at the Barren County line.

The deputies were working overtime radar duty and were conducting a vehicle stop when the crash occurred.

Three people in the stopped vehicle were also killed, including two young children. The truck driver suffered minor injuries.

Deputy Stafford had served with the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office for three months. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

traffic stop

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I worked with both Eric and his brother Chris as a dispatcher in Edmonson County. Eric you were a great man. I shed tears as you were laid to rest. Will always remember you. God bless.

Kevin Johnson
Edmonson County Dispatch

September 22, 2019

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