November 5, 2014

Darrell Perritt - Law Enforcement - Tennessee

Darrell Perritt and Ashley
Deputy Sheriff Darrell Perritt, age 42, died in the line of duty on November 4, 2014, on a roadway in Springhill, Tennessee.

Deputy Perritt was a member of the Maury County Sheriff's Department which is based in Columbia, Tennessee. He had three months of service with the Department and two years of service as a reserve deputy.

At about 3:00 a.m., Darrell was on his way to assist another deputy who was in pursuit of a vehicle whose driver was suspected of being impaired. Police believe that the driver may have been involved in a hit and run accident earlier.

Darrell lost control of his patrol car which slid off the roadway and struck a tree. He died at the scene.

The female driver continued to flee but crashed a short time later. She was flown to a hospital and released as uninjured. She has numerous charges pending.

Advice To All Drivers: If you find that you are wasted, drunk or doped up on street drugs or prescription drugs or if you are falling asleep on your feet, do NOT
Michael, Archangel, Patron
Saint of the Police, pray for
Darrell and for those who
have lost him.
drive. Call a family member or a friend for a ride; or take a taxi; or stay where you are until you sober up; or crawl home on your hands and knees. It will be better for you and for the world if you do.

Regret can last a lifetime. 

An account has been set up to support Darrell's family with expenses. He and his wife, Ashley, have been married for 22 years. 

Darrell had graduated from the Police Academy only three months ago. 

The Maury County Sheriff's Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. Police comrades describe Darrell as uptempo, full of spirit and a team player. He was trying his best to do his job. Darrell will be forever remembered.

Darrell's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

Darrell is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his parents; his wife, Ashley; his daughter (age 21) and two sons, ages 17 and 11.

Thank you for your service to the community, Darrell. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

God save us from the drunk and the doped up drivers.

Pray that Darrell is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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