Deputy Sheriff Justin L. Beard
Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana
End of Watch: Sunday, April 30, 2017
Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years, 6 months
Cause: Automobile crash
Deputy Sheriff Justin Beard was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to a burglary alarm during a severe thunderstorm at approximately 6:00 am.
He was traveling on Louisiana Highway 34, south of West Monroe, when his patrol vehicle left the roadway, struck an embankment, and overturned. Deputy Beard, who was not wearing a seat belt, suffered fatal injuries.
Deputy Beard had served with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office for 3-1/2 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Sheriff Jay Russell
Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office
400 St John Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: (318) 329-1200