Sergeant Otis Vernon Love, Jr.

Sergeant Otis Vernon Love, Jr.

Sheridan Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, February 8, 1998

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Otis Vernon Love, Jr.

Sergeant Otis V. Love and Patrolman Bobby Ray Watson were killed when their patrol car was struck by another car when they made a U-turn.

The 25-year-old driver of the other car had a BAC of .06 and was not legally drunk. As Patrolman Watson was making the U-turn, the other car struck the patrol car. Both officers were killed instantly. The driver of the other car was critically injured.

Sergeant Love had served with the Sheridan Police Department for 8 years. He is survived by his wife, four sons, and seven grandchildren.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

February 8, 2021

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