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Texas Deputy Killed In On-Duty Crash

Texas Deputy Killed In On-Duty Crash

The Houston Chronicle via YellowBrix

October 26, 2010

KOUNTZE, Texas — A veteran Southeast Texas sheriff’s deputy is dead after his car slammed into trees and caught fire while he was returning from a prisoner transfer.

Authorities say 43-year-old Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputy Odell McDuffie Jr. was dead at the scene of the 1 p.m. accident Monday on Farm Road 770 near Saratoga, about 60 miles northeast of Houston.

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Deputy Sheriff Odell McDuffie Jr.

Liberty police spokesman Hugh Bishop tells KFDM-TV in Beaumont that McDuffie was returning to Liberty from delivering a juvenile suspect to the Hardin County Detention Center when he apparently overcorrected on a swerve. That sent his patrol car into a grove of trees, where it burst into flames.

Bishop says McDuffie had been a deputy in Liberty County for almost 17 years.


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    WACollector

    over 3 years ago

    764 Comments

    Rest In Peace, Brother.

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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    RIP

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    R.I.P. Brother

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    Sheepdog1

    over 3 years ago

    480 Comments

    RIP brother

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    Straightshooter

    almost 4 years ago

    1708 Comments

    Rest in Peace Officer. My Prayers for your Family, friends and coworkers.

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    Book_Em_Mandie

    almost 4 years ago

    6746 Comments

    Rest In Peace Deputy McDuffie

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    philfroggy

    almost 4 years ago

    1564 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother

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    swifterthanu

    almost 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Another victim of the "Exploding Crown Vic's" RIP brother

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    medic75

    almost 4 years ago

    12 Comments

    RIP

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    Gombino

    almost 4 years ago

    2658 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother. My prayers for your family and co-workers.

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    fnmurphy

    almost 4 years ago

    234 Comments

    Damn Shame!

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    Sheriff_1

    almost 4 years ago

    8024 Comments

    Rest In Peace

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Rest in peace. God Bless you and your family.

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    HEYSARGE

    almost 4 years ago

    16726 Comments

    RIP.....

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    pipnosher

    almost 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    Rest in Peace, Officer McDuffie.

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