La. deputy killed in single-vehicle wreck

Deputy Justin L. Beard was responding to a burglar alarm during a thunderstorm when his patrol vehicle overturned

Duty Death: Justin L. Beard – [Ouachita Parish, Louisiana]

End of Service: 04/30/2017

By PoliceOne Staff

OUACHITA PARISH, La. — A sheriff’s deputy died in a single-vehicle crash Sunday morning.

According to ODMP, Deputy Justin L. Beard, 26, was responding to a burglary alarm during a severe thunderstorm when he lost control of his patrol car, struck an embankment and flipped. Reports said he was not wearing a seatbelt and suffered fatal injuries.

Beard was with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office for three and a half years. He is survived by his wife and three young children, The News Star reported. 

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