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  • Covington Officer Wade Sharp

    Rest In Peace Sir.

    La. Officer Gives His Life To Save Daughter

    As winds began to rip through a campsite in Mississippi Wednesday morning, a vacationing Louisiana police officer only had one thing on this mind: saving his daughter.

    Covington Lt. Wade Sharp threw himself on top of his 9-year-old daughter who was sleeping in the tent beside him as the destruction occurred around them at the Jeff Busby Campground around 6 a.m., according to The Times-Picayune.

    A tree soon fell through the tent, striking the father on the back of the head, killing him.

    Thanks to Sharp's efforts, his daughter went uninjured and was quickly found by nearby campers.

    Two Covington officers accompanied his wife to the campground later that day to pick up her daughter.

    "He was a hero all the way through his whole career, and was a hero to the end," Covington Police Chief Richard Palmisano told the newspaper.

    The storm was part of a weather system that spawned tornados and claimed the lives of more than 200 people in states throughout the south.

    The 19-year veteran of the force was head of the agency's criminal investigations division, gained notoriety for several rescues during his career and was a well-respected officer.

    "People always requested to work for him or with him. He was an enjoyable person to be around," Palmisano said. "Right now I think the big thing is for everyone to keep in their hearts and their prayers the family, especially his children and his wife."

  • #2
    Wade Sharp was a fantastic person and a outstanding police officer. The nobility of his sacrifice is a testament to the person he was. A running joke was that he ran into so many burning buildings and saved so many lives in the process that he did not know if he was a police officer or a fire fighter. Rest in peace.


    • #3
      This is a true hero.. We all know you are in a better place now. Rest in peace, Lieutenant.
      Everybody counts or no one counts.
      -Harry Bosch

      Some of you may remember that in my early days I was sort of a bleeding heart liberal. Then I became a man and put away childish things.
      -Ronald Reagan


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