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10/22/07 - Jefferson

An East Texas Family Remembers A Deputy Killed In The Line Of Duty

An East Texas family remembers a sheriff's deputy killed in the line of duty. 37-year old Dale Sherrill died Friday night, after he was broad sided  by oncoming traffic in car accident last week. The wife of deputy Sherrill invited KLTV 7's LaKecia Shockley to their home, to tell the story of a loving husband, a fun father, and a deputy who gave his all. Like the charming picture of Dale and Sandra Sherrill that sits in their living room, Sandra says her husband was a true charmer, "He just had his way of charming me when I didn't want him to. When I wanted to be mad he had a way of getting me out of it,"said Sherrill. Dale was a committed officer by day and loving father who taught his 15-year old son D. J. to play guitar along with his other two children Terri and Joshua. "We played music a lot. I'd always play guitar for him, I learned how to play the guitar from him, he was great," said Joshua.

"Dale went to the school every day, just to check on the kids and hug on them and love them,"said Sandra. Terri, Dale's daughter said, "He was fun and everybody loved him." Despite the risk of being in law enforcement, Sherrill did his job anyway-- knowing that his true satisfaction came with people he helped. "He had a heart for people, even if they were caught up in something they didn't need to be caught up in. He got excited the most when he thought he was succeeding in bringing somebody out of their bad life style," said Sandra. 

Funeral services for Dale Sherrill will be held Tuesday October 23rd at 2p.m. at Heritage Baptist Church in Jefferson.

LaKecia Shockley, reporting.

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