Deputy Hans Fifer died due to a cardiac event during S.W.A.T. training exercise at Direct Action Resource Center (DARC).
Investigator Jim Wooley succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he fell from the deck of a local residence. Investigator Wooley was sitting on a chair on the back deck as he interviewed the homeowner regarding a stolen lawn mower. Suddenly, the chair rolled off the side of the deck. Investigator Wooley fell five feet to the ground and suffered several broken bones and a torn aorta. He died the following morning at the hospital while being prepped for surgery.
William E. Hathaway
Deputy Hathaway died from a gun shot wound received in a gun battle with several men and women southeast of Mayflower. Deputy Hathaway was 52-years-old at time of his death.
Oscar L. Honea
Deputy Honea died from a gun shot wound while in west of Mayflower when he was pursuing a fugitive from Faulkner County Jail. Deputy Honea was 36-year-old at the time of his death.