May 2, 2017

Justin Beard - Sheriff's Deputy Fatality - Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff Justin Beard, age 26, died in the line of duty on April 30, 2017, on a roadway south of West Monroe, Louisiana. 
Justin Beard

Deputy Beard was a member of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office based in Monroe, Louisiana. He had 3 and 1/2 years of service. 

At about 6:00 a.m. Justin was responding to a burglary alarm. He was travelling on Louisiana Highway 34, south of West Monroe. During a severe thunderstorm, his patrol vehicle left the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned. 

Tragically, Justin was mortally injured and died at the scene. 

The circumstances of the accident are under investigation. 

A fund has been established to help Justin's family with expenses. The fund is set up at the Ouachita Independent Bank. Please make checks
Michael, Patron Saint of the Police, pray for Justin
and for those who have lost him. 
payable to the "Justin Beard Memorial Account". 

The members of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office are in mourning over the death of their young brother. He was a part of their family. He was a well-liked and dedicated officer and a valued member of the team. He will be forever remembered.

Justin's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He had always wanted to be in law enforcement. He loved being a Sheriff's Deputy. He was a good man with a kind spirit. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Justin is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife and three children.

Thank you for your service to the community, Justin.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that Justin is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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