Corporal Clovis Wayne "J.R." Searcy, Jr.

Corporal Clovis Wayne "J.R." Searcy, Jr.

Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, March 6, 2010

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Clovis Wayne "J.R." Searcy, Jr.

Corporal J.R. Searcy died from a gunshot wound he received two days earlier after responding to an assault call.

He and another deputy responded to a call of an aggravated assault on Browning Road, near Louisiana 34, in West Monroe. It was reported that a suspect had tried to run people over with his vehicle. When the deputies arrived, they confronted the suspect standing outside of his vehicle. Corporal Searcy had his taser in his hand and ordered the suspect to put his hands up.

As the suspect raised his hands, he suddenly pulled a handgun that he had concealed in the small of his back and opened fire, striking Corporal Searcy twice. The second deputy returned fire, killing the suspect.

Corporal Searcy was taken to St. Francis Medical Center, where he died from his wounds two days later.

Corporal Searcy was a United States Air Force veteran and had served with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office for eight years. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, stepson, mother, father, and two brothers.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 831
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, March 4, 2010
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

assault, convicted felon

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Lord Jesus, as we watch America’s Peace Officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, Shot and Killed in the Line-of-Duty, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the peace officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scriptures on Law Enforcement’s Mission:

“For the policeman [peace officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [peace officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [the peace officer] will have you punished. He [the peace officer] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

[Jesus Said,] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
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The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

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