Sheriff Cody Don Carpenter

Sheriff Cody Don Carpenter

Scott County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Friday, May 31, 2013

Cody Don Carpenter

Sheriff Cody Carpenter and Wildlife Officer Joel Campora drowned while assisting victims of an overnight flash flood along the Fourche Lefave River near Y City, Arkansas.

They had responded by boat to a 911 call at a home in the flooded area along the river. They both exited the boat and entered the home to assist two female victims who were trapped inside. At some point the officers, victims, and boat were swept away by the rising water. Sheriff Carpenter's body was located the following morning while Officer Campora's body was recovered three days later.

Sheriff Carpenter had served as sheriff for 11 years and had served with the Scott Sheriff's Office for a total of 16 years.

Bio

  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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We're thankful for your service to Arkansans. Our prayers are with you, your family and your deputies. God bless

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

June 2, 2017

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