Memorial Service held for former Opelousas Officer - KLFY News 10

Memorial Service held for former Opelousas Officer

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The Opelousas Police Department will hold a memorial service Wednesday to pay tribute to former officer Peggy Sylvester.

The service will be held at 6 p.m. at the Opelousas Civic Center. The public is invited to attend.

Services for officer Sylvester will be from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Opelousas Civic Center. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. at St. Leo Catholic Church in Leonville.

Assistant Warden Sylvester died Sunday morning while on duty. Authorities say she lost control of her police vehicle while passing a car in the rain on Louisiana 31. The vehicle left the road, went through a ditch and hit a tree. Sylvester wasn't wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sylvester had worked for the Opelousas Police Department for three years. Before that, she worked one year for the Eunice Police Department and 10 years for the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office.

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