Deputy Sheriff Justin Levi Beard

Deputy Sheriff Justin Levi Beard

Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, April 30, 2017

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Justin Levi Beard

Deputy Sheriff Justin Beard was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to a burglary alarm during a severe thunderstorm at approximately 6:00 am.

He was traveling on Louisiana Highway 34, south of West Monroe, when his patrol vehicle left the roadway, struck an embankment, and overturned. Deputy Beard, who was not wearing a seat belt, suffered fatal injuries.

Deputy Beard had served with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office for 3-1/2 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge 2276

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

single vehicle crash, no seat belt

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Tooday is a day that our lives were shattered and forever changed. The tie that binded my little family was cut and taken from us in an instant. I remember every little thing about you from the day you were born and counting all 10 fingers and 10 toes to the last day I saw you rushing to mow the yard before you started rotation on Friday the 28th. The same thing I've seen you do many times and I always pulled in that drive but this time I didn't. My heart aches for that one last time to say "be careful and I love you" because tomorrow never came. My first love, first born head strong, tenacious, tender-hearted son was gone. I pray for peace for Tate and Jaxson for they both lost their best friend, secret keeper, deerslaying, mud‐digging, Brother, Daddy and HERO

Karen Beard

April 30, 2023

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