February 11, 2006 - Posted at 12:34 p.m. CST
LEWISVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ A Lafayette County sheriff's deputy died
in a traffic accident while on his way to help another deputy who
was answering a domestic disturbance call. Thirty-two-year-old
Stacy McMurrough of Stamps died when the patrol car he was driving
went off Highway 29 in Lewisville, went into a ditch, overturned,
and he was thrown from the vehicle. Arkansas State Police say the
accident happened at 8:21 last night, and the highway was wet at
The sheriff's office says McMurrough was found by a Lewisville
police officer and was taken by ambulance to Medical Park Hospital
in Hope, where he was pronounced dead.
McMurrough also was a firefighter with Stamps Fire and Rescue
and was water superintendent for the city of Stamps.
Sheriff Danny Ormand says McMurrough was a ``true servant'' to
his community and will be missed by everyone.