Death of former chief deputy overnight: My condolences to the department and Family of their fallen #HERO taken from them doing what he loved to do best . May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with them during their time of mourning . Rest easy Sir we have the watch from here.
Sheriff John Root is reporting the tragic death overnight(6-6-2013) of Eddy Sizemore in an aircraft accident in nearby Clay County. Reportedly, the aircraft , a medical helicopter, was enroute back to its base in Clay County, when it crashed at approx. 11 P.M. killing all 3 persons on board.
Eddy Sizemore had recently left the Laurel County Sheriff's Office where he served as its chief deputy for over 2 years. He had left to pursue another one of his passions --that of flying helicopters --after a job offer with a medical helicopter based in Manchester.
Eddy had more than 25 years in law enforcement, serving at London Police Department, and retiring from the Laurel County Sheriff's Department, and finally coming back into law enforcement as the chief deputy at the Laurel County Sheriff's Office. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam as a crew chief on a helicopter.
Eddy was a life long resident of Laurel County, where his family still resides.