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Texas cop dies in wreck after transporting juvenile
Officer Down: Odell McDuffie Jr. - [Liberty County, Texas]
By PoliceOne Staff
HARDIN COUNTY, Texas — 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 was well-known throughout the area for his easy-going presence, with officers said made him an asset.
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