Captain Jerry Kenneth Best

Captain Jerry Kenneth Best

Wayne County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, November 13, 2002

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Jerry Kenneth Best

Captain Jerry Best was struck and killed by a vehicle while removing a deer carcass from NC 581 a half mile north of Cherry Hospital.

The deer had been struck by a vehicle and was dying when Captain Best passed by. He put the deer out of its misery and was attempting to move it from the roadway when he was struck and killed by a passing car.

Captain Best had been employed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office for 25 years. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 3

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

traffic hazard

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Captain Jerry Kenneth Best will never ever be forgotten.

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New York State Police - Troop "D"

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