Officer Sife Perdue

Officer Sife Perdue

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, January 5, 1994

Sife Perdue

Officer Sife Perdue was killed in a motorcycle accident while escorting a funeral procession.

He had stopped traffic at an intersection and after the last vehicle in the procession passed he began to pass the procession en route to the next intersection. As he began to pull away he struck the back of a truck that had stopped for the procession. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

Officer Perdue was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He had served with the Columbus Police Department for seven years and was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

funeral escort

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As a young trainee at Ft Benning, Sgt Perdue was one who trained us for the trials to come in Vietnam. I remember him as one of the best and most personable of the Drill Sgts in our company. As I recalled his name today and did a quick search, I came across the notice of his passing so many years ago and immediately felt a sense of loss for someone who helped equip me to survive and lead a gun section in the 11th Armored Cav, also as a Sgt. Rest in peace Drill Sgt. for your life of service to me and so many others.

Alan Gravitt, SSGT.
Trainee under Sgt Perdue, US Army

August 26, 2018

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