Deputy Sheriff Darrell Perritt Maury County Sheriff’s Department, Tennessee End of Watch: Tuesday, November 4, 2014



Deputy Sheriff Darrell Perritt

Maury County Sheriff’s Department, Tennessee
End of Watch: Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Biographical Info

Age: 42
Tour of Duty: 2 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit
Date of Incident: November 4, 2014
Weapon Used: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Suspect Info: In custody

Agency Contact Information

Sheriff Bucky Rowland
Maury County Sheriff’s Department
1300 Lawson White Drive
Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: (931) 380-5733

Deputy Sheriff Darrell Perritt was killed in a vehicle crash while assisting another deputy who was in pursuit of a DUI suspect shortly after 3:00 am.
His patrol car left the roadway on Clara Mathis Road, near Blackburn Lane in Spring Hill, and and struck a tree on the driver’s side. Deputy Perritt was killed instantly.
The driver continued to flee but crashed a short time later. She was flown to a hospital and has charges pending.
Deputy Perritt had served as a full time deputy with the Maury County Sheriff’s Department for three months and had previously served as a reserve deputy for two years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Deputy Perritt lost his life on November 4, 2014 at the age of 42. He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Ashley, and their 3 children. Please open your hearts and donate as little or as much as you can. Every penny will be given directly to the family to help in the coming months. Thank you!
Maury County sheriff’s deputy was killed in a crash early Tuesday morning in Spring Hill while responding to help another deputy involved in a pursuit.The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Deputy Darrell Perritt was traveling north on Clara Mathis Road around 3 a.m. when he lost control, left the roadway and hit a tree on the driver’s side. He was killed instantly.
THP spokesman Sgt. Bill Miller said they were in contact with the district attorney and charges could be brought against the female driver involved in the pursuit.
"If the individual was not fleeing, we would not have had this situation this morning," Sgt. Miller said.
Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland told News 2 Perritt, 42, leaves behind a wife, a daughter and two sons. Perritt and his wife were married for 22 years.
Sheriff Rowland said Perritt became a reserve deputy two years ago. He attended the training academy and graduated three months ago to become a full-time deputy. Sheriff Rowland went on to say the Perritt loved his job and had an infectious smile.
"We’re going to miss him, but I’ll tell you this, his spirit will live on through this department," Sheriff Rowland said. He said the healing process has already started with local pastors and jail chaplains gathering with sheriff department staff to talk about the terrible crash.
Sgt. Miller stated that the woman fleeing from police eventually crashed her vehicle and was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. She is suspected of driving under the influence.
Courtesy of WKRN


1 Response to “Deputy Sheriff Darrell Perritt Maury County Sheriff’s Department, Tennessee End of Watch: Tuesday, November 4, 2014”

  1. 1 Mary Anderson November 5, 2014 at 18:28

    My condolence’s to the family of Deputy Sheriff Darrell Perritt.

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