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.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

traffic stop

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Deputy Sheriff Stafford,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Edmondson County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

June 26, 2021

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