Deputy Sheriff William Randall "Buddy" Steedley, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff William Randall "Buddy" Steedley, Sr.

Charlton County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, November 1, 1971

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William Randall "Buddy" Steedley, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Buddy Steedley suffered a fatal heart attack after pulling over a DUI suspect to administer a balloon breathalyzer test.

When the station tried to contact Deputy Sheriff Steedley and received no response, the sheriff immediately went to the scene and found Deputy Steedley lying beside his patrol car. He was transported to the local hospital where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.

Deputy Steedley was survived by his wife, three daughters, one son, seven sisters, and two brothers.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

traffic stop

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Deputy Sheriff Steedley,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Charlton County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 1, 2021

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