Deputy Sheriff Odell McDuffie Jr. Liberty County Sheriff’s Department Texas End of Watch: Monday, October 25, 2010

Photograph: Deputy Sheriff Odell McDuffie Jr.Patch image: Liberty County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff Odell McDuffie Jr.
Liberty County Sheriff’s Department
Texas

End of Watch: Monday, October 25, 2010

Biographical Info
Age: 43
Tour of Duty: 17 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Monday, October 25, 2010
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Deputy Odell McDuffie was killed in an automobile accident on FM 770 in Saratoga.
He was returning from transporting a juvenile to the Hardin County Detention Center at approximately 1:00 pm when his patrol car left the roadway. He over-corrected, causing the vehicle to strike a grove of trees and burst into flames. Deputy McDuffie suffered severe injuries and died at the scene.
Deputy McDuffie had served with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department for 17 years. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.

Agency Contact Information
Liberty County Sheriff’s Department
2400 Beaumont Avenue
Liberty, TX 77575
Phone: (936) 336-4500
Please contact the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.

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.

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.

The 100 Club announced today that donations are being accepted to its “Survivor’s Fund” which provides benefits to the dependents of peace officers and firefighters who are killed in the line of duty. 

Deputy Odell McDuffie, 43, died in the line of duty on Tuesday afternoon, October 25, 2010, after his patrol car left the highway, hit a tree and then caught fire.  Rescue attempts were not successful and the Deputy died at the scene.  Deputy McDuffie had been a Deputy with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office for seventeen years. He is survived by his wife, Emily and three children.

A $10,000 check will be given to Deputy McDuffie’s family to assist with any needs they may have. Additional financial support for the family will be provided, after a review is made by the Club, to include current financial and children’s educational needs.

If you wish to help, contributions may be made at http://www.the100club.org, or mailed to 100 Club Survivor’s Fund – 1233 West Loop South – Suite 1250, Houston, TX  77027-9107.  100 percent of “Survivor’s Fund” donations go to the dependents of law enforcement officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty.

The 100 Club’s 30,000 members, located in eighteen counties surrounding Houston, work together for the purpose of aiding dependents of officers and firefighters by responding to their needs.  We invite the community to participate.

For more information, visit http://www.the100club.org.

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