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N.C. wildlife officer killed in motorcycle crash

Posted July 1, 2008

— A North Carolina wildlife officer died in a motorcycle crash in Vance County Monday night.

Troopers say Eddie Vaughan, 38, lost control of his motorcycle.

He crossed the center line into oncoming traffic on Allison Cooper Road in Henderson around 8:45 p.m.

Vaughan was from Kittrell. No charges were filed.


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  • caroline422 Jul 3, 2008

    Eddie was a great man. Over 1,000 people were turned away at the funeral home last night and the church was past full today for the funeral. I personally didn't go, but my grandmother tried to and couldn't find a parking spot so did not go in.

    This is a testiment to how he lived his life. He was loved and respected by ALOT of people. He was a good christian man who will be truly missed.

  • iwannabfishn Jul 2, 2008

    I knew Eddie through his brother. He was simply one of the most likable guys you would ever want to meet. I remember him taking us catfishing on one of the coldest days of the year. We had to build a fire at the lakeside it was so cold. He cooked some of the best venison steaks I have ever had. We did not catch too many fish that day, but the ones we did catch were huge. It is still one of my fondest fishing memories. He will be sorely missed. Please pray for the entire Vaughan family that they might find peace.

  • kerrkrazyfamily Jul 1, 2008

    My family & I have been going to Kerr Lake for 10 years. We have known Eddie for several years. He was a very good hearted person.You could just sit and talk to him for hours. He just recently stopped us and some friends on Saturday night and he talked with the kids about being safe on the boats. He will be greatly missed. The Vaughn family and Wildlife have our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers.

  • jockeyshiftspringer Jul 1, 2008

    Very sad to hear this. Prayers to the family.

  • RoseBud Jul 1, 2008

    I knew Eddie too, He was a wonderul man, a great officer and a caring friend. I will miss him and I know his family and the entire Wildlife family will him too. God bless you Eddie.

  • streetfightinman Jul 1, 2008

    I knew eddie personally he was a great young man and also,
    was a great wildlife officer he will be missed by a lot of
    people and my sympathy goes out to MR. and MRS. Vaughn and
    all of his family RIP.

  • OLD PIRATE 2 Jul 1, 2008

    So sad, does anyone know his experiece level..?

  • living the dream Jul 1, 2008

    I have a house at Kerr lake and Eddie worked the lake alot.
    Last year around this time one Sat. afternoon around 8:45, we were taking a leisure boat ride and Eddie was working that night. He pulled us over for a safety check around Henderson point. I must say he impressed me alot . He was very very kind and friendly. I was just talking about him this past sunday at the lake to a friend of mine. We will miss him dearly and my heart goes out to his family and co-workers. Wildlife enforcement has lost a great officer, and Kerr lake has lost a friend.

  • highergame4me Jul 1, 2008

    Such a tragic accident. My prayers are with his family/friends and loved ones.

  • BigMoneyJ Jul 1, 2008

    Yes he was off-duty..