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Corporal Dies From Gunshot Wounds

Corporal Dies From Gunshot Wounds

Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office

March 08, 2010

Sheriff Royce Toney and the Deputies of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office are saddened to announce the passing of Cpl. J.R. Searcy. Cpl. Searcy age 33 served 8 years with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office. Cpl. Searcy was shot March 4, 2010 while backing up a partner Deputy on an aggravated assault complaint. The partner Deputy returned fire, killing the suspect at the scene. Cpl. Searcy succumbed to his injuries on March 6, 2010. During his time with Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, he served as a Patrol Deputy, K-9 Deputy, and was currently a training officer for the patrol division.

Corporal Searcy is survived by his wife and three children along with a host of family, friends, and fellow Deputies. Sheriff Toney would like to thank the many agencies and citizens across the state that has called to offer their services and support. We appreciate everyone in “The Brotherhood” and pray for your safety.

We ask for prayers for Cpl. Searcy’s family and his extended family of Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Deputies. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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