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Apr 14, 2013 4:00 PM by katc

Opelousas Chief Responds to Officer Death

The Opelousas Chief of Police has released a statement about the death of Assistant Warden Peggy Sylvester, who died early this morning in a car crash.

Chief Gallow says, "Opelousas Police Department is very saddened by the passing of Officer Peggy Sylvester. Officer Sylvester will be missed by all. Officer Sylvester was a 3 year veteran of OPD, however, prior to OPD she worked 1 year with Eunice PD and 10 years with St. Landry Parish Sheriffs office, also as a jailer. Officer Sylvester was small in stature but well respected by her peers as well as the inmates she monitored. Her ability to deal with inmates 3 and 4 times her size was a credit to her toughness as well as her commitment to her job. We at OPD wish to send our heart felt condolences to her family."

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