Sgt. Keith Shepherd: A Tribute to the Fort Value Deputy Who Died


Keith Shepherd

Fb/Kennedale Police Division

Sgt. Keith Shepherd, a Tarrant County Sheriff’s deputy, died after he was discovered shot in Fort Value late Friday evening. Shepherd was reported shot round 9:30 p.m and died at a close-by hospital later. He was a 19-year-veteran who was beloved by his colleagues and household.  The photograph above was shared by the Kennedale Police Division on Fb.

Shepherd was discovered shot in his private automobile within the sheriff’s parking zone on the 100 block of North Burnett Road in downtown Fort Value, Dallas Information reported. He had taken a meal break and was alleged to return round 7 or 7:30 p.m., and was discovered about two hours later. Law enforcement officials had been referred to as round 9:27 p.m. after he was discovered with “important accidents to his head,” Star-Telegram reported.

He was taken to Texas Well being Harris Methodist Fort Value, however he couldn’t be saved.


A suspect has not been named, however police are reviewing surveillance footage of the parking zone the place Shepherd was discovered, Dallas Information reported. Sheriff Invoice Waybourn mentioned they’re assured the main points about what occurred will “unravel quickly.” He mentioned he doesn’t imagine the general public is at risk.

Shepherd was a 19-year-veteran and was a powerful chief, Waybourn mentioned. He had a fantastic status and labored within the Tarrant County sheriff division’s detention unit, Dallas Information reported.

Shepherd was a husband and father who was deeply liked, Waybourn mentioned.

From messages left on Fb by Shepherd’s colleagues and associates, you possibly can inform that he was an admirable man who mentored others and touched many lives.

Good friend Randy Kaster wrote admiringly about Shepherd on Fb, saying: “It was a real honor to serve beside Sergeant Shepherd throughout my profession with TCSO. He was a fantastic man of integrity, information, and kindness. He was one helluva mentor, and all the time greeted you with a smile and a handshake.  Your life mattered sir. This household has the road now. Relaxation straightforward Sarge. Til Valhalla brother.”

Prentis Chandler wrote: “My buddy, coworker & mentor. RIP Sarge.” 

Shepherd might be drastically missed.