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 was a United States Vietnam War veteran serving with the Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force and 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
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

vehicle crash

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