Cody Carpenter

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Waldron, AR

Branch of Service: Scott County Sheriff's Office, AR

Rank: Sheriff

Sheriff Cody Carpenter and Wildlife Officer Joel Campora of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office drowned while assisting victims of an overnight flash flood along the Fourche Lefave River near Y City, AR. Cody’s true calling started out as a dispatcher for the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. The Lord had bigger plans and Cody went from dispatcher to deputy, then chief deputy and finally Sheriff.

Cody began serving in the Scott County Sheriff’s Office in 1996 and became sheriff in 2004. He had been re-elected to his fifth term in November 2012. Cody loved his job because he loved people and he was ready for any obstacle thrown at him.

Cody loved life but most of all he loved The Lord, his family and friends. You would always be greeted with a smile, handshake and a big hug, because that was Cody’s signature mark. He never met a stranger and each person he met whether pauper or president would be treated the same.

Age: 42

Date of Death: May 31, 2013

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