Deputy Sheriff Richard James "Ricky" Stiles, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Richard James "Ricky" Stiles, Jr.

East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, April 7, 2009

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Richard James "Ricky" Stiles, Jr.

Deputy Richard Stiles succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when his patrol car was struck head-on by a pickup truck on Plank Road.

The driver of the pickup truck swerved into Deputy Stiles' lane to avoid striking a car that was attempting to make a left turn. The driver of the pickup truck was also killed.

Deputy Stiles had served with the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Department for one year. He is survived by his parents, daughter, son, grandmother, two sisters, and fiancée.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge EF18

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Friday, April 3, 2009

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Scripture assures us that, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called [children] of God.” Matthew 5:9 ESV and “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 ESV.

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The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
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Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS
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