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Md. deputy responding to attempted suicide dies in cruiser accident

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Md. deputy responding to attempted suicide dies in cruiser accident

Officer Down: William Beebe - [Bel Air, Maryland]

Courtesy Harford County (MD) SO

Biographical Info

Age: 28

Additional Info: Deputy William Beebe had served with the Harford County Sheriff's Office for 2 years. He is survived by his fiancee and child.

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Beebe was killed in an automobile accident.

Date of Incident: November 27, 2006


Md. deputy responding to attempted suicide dies in cruiser accident

The Associated Press

ABINGDON, Md.- A sheriff's deputy responding to an attempted suicide call was killed when his cruiser plunged 60 yards down an embankment, coming to rest in a creek bed, authorities said.

Deputy First Class William Beebe, 28, was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police have not determined what caused Monday night's accident near Abingdon.

Beebe joined the department in 2004, the Harford County sheriff's office said.

The department's last death in the line of duty was more than 100 years ago, in 1899, spokesman Robert Thomas said.

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