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Hero Down: Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Terry Treadway Dies Unexpectedly At Home

Dell, AR – Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Corporal Terry Treadway died unexpectedly while off-duty on Aug. 2.

The 65-year-old corporal passed away at his home, according to his obituary.

The MCSO confirmed Cpl. Treadway’s death in a press release later in the day.

“The Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office lost one of our own this morning due to natural causes,” the sheriff’s office said. “Our hearts are heavy from the loss and for the family of Cpl. Treadway.”

Cpl. Treadway “served his country with honor” as a member of the U.S. Air Force, where he worked on B-52 bombers, according to his obituary.

He retired from the military after 20 years of service.

Cpl. Treadway spent the past 18 years serving the MCSO, and was also a member of the Blytheville Emergency Squad and served as a Dell Fire Department volunteer firefighter, according to his obituary.

“Cpl. Treadway always had a smile and a kind word for anyone lucky enough to cross his path,” the MCSO said. “Sir, it has been an honor. You will be greatly missed. Your memory will forever live in these halls.”

Dozens of people offered their condolences in response to the MCSO’s Facebook post about the veteran deputy’s unexpected death.

“Rest In Peace Sir. Your tour of duty is over. You have served our county well,” one message read. “My prayers for your family both blood and blue.”

“Prayers for his family,” another person wrote. “Terry was a really sweet guy. He will be missed.”

Cpl. Treadway leaves behind his children, Terry, Carle, Clarissa, and Keri, as well as his 15 grandchildren, according to his obituary.

He is also survived by his brother and three sisters.

Cpl. Treadway was laid to rest on Aug. 5.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Terry Treadway, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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