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Deputy dies after being shot on the job

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MONROE, LA (WAFB) - A Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputy died this weekend after he was shot on the job last week.

Cpl. J. R. Searcy, 33, had been in the hospital since Thursday night after being shot.

Searcy was shot while trying to handcuff a suspect. The sheriff said the suspect pulled a .40 caliber handgun from behind his back and started firing at Searcy.

Another deputy shot and killed the suspect.

Searcy was an eight-year veteran of the force.

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