Deputy Sheriff Steven G. Netherland Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana End of Watch: Monday, June 24, 2013

Steven G. Netherland, 54, died Monday when he lost control of his 2004 Ford Crown Victoria in a construction zone.Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff Steven G. Netherland

Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana
End of Watch: Monday, June 24, 2013

Biographical Info

Age: 54
Tour of Duty: 23 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: June 24, 2013
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Agency Contact Information

Sheriff Sam Craft
Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office
203 South 3rd Street
P. O. Box 649
Leesville, LA 71446
Phone: (337) 238-1311

Sheriff’s Deputy Steven Netherland was killed when his patrol vehicle left the roadway and collided with multiple pieces of heavy machinery in a construction zone. Deputy Netherland was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead on the scene.
Deputy Netherland had served with the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office for one year and had previously retired from the Louisiana State Police after 22 years of service. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

A 54-year-old Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Deputy died early Monday in a single-vehicle crash on La. Highway 8 between Simpson and Leesville.

Police identified the victim as Steven Netherland, 54, of Simpson.

Marvin Hilton, Vernon Parish assistant chief deputy, said Netherland was on his way to work when he lost control of his 2004 Ford Crown Victoria in a construction zone. Netherland crossed the center line and exited the left side of the roadway before hitting two dirt compactors and a large roadway stabilizer.

Netherland was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. Routine toxicology tests are pending.

“It’s a tragic day,” Hilton said. “He was a very good deputy and a super nice guy.”

Netherland had been in law enforcement for more than two decades.

He worked in the civil department of the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Prior to taking a position with the Sheriff’s Office in 2012, Netherland was a Louisiana State Trooper assigned to Troop E, which has its headquarters in Alexandria. He worked there for 22 years until he retired as a master trooper in 2012.

Troop E Commander Capt. Michael Rawson worked with Netherland for the entirety of his career with Troop E.

“I’ve worked with him, and I’ve been his supervisor,” Rawson said. “Steve was an excellent trooper. He always went above and beyond, not just with his job, but with people in general.”

Rawson said Netherland didn’t disappear after retirement, but remained very much involved the troopers.

Vernon Parish among the 10 parishes Troop E covers.

“His crash occurred over in Vernon Parish, and there’s not a (state trooper) in Vernon Parish who hasn’t worked with Steve,” Rawson said. “Now, they’re having to work his wreck.”

Netherland’s survivors include his wife and one daughter. Funeral services will be arranged through Labby Memorial Funeral Homes in Leesville.

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1 Response to “Deputy Sheriff Steven G. Netherland Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana End of Watch: Monday, June 24, 2013”


  1. 1 Lee June 25, 2013 at 18:38

    R.I,P. u have served the citizens of La. well. u will be missed…..U r still with your family not in the physical form but they now have a guardian angel looking over each and every one of them. God will give them strength to get thru this. thanks again for all your hard work. a state of Pa law enforcement Ofcr retired and a ex Phila police member.


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