Deputy Sheriff John Fitzgerald Strickland

Deputy Sheriff John Fitzgerald Strickland

Harnett County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, September 24, 2003

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John Fitzgerald Strickland

Deputy Sheriff John Strickland was killed in an automobile crash while responding to a call at 7:46 a.m.

While driving to a trespassing call, his vehicle swerved off the road and struck a tree on Nursery Road near Highway 87.

Deputy Strickland was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Harnett County Sheriff's Office for eight months. He is survived by his wife and three children. His father also served with the agency.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge 155
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response, single vehicle crash

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Deputy Sheriff Strickland,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army-especially during the Persian Gulf War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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September 24, 2023

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