|Birth: ||Jan. 12, 1967|
|Death: ||Oct. 24, 2010|
Prunty was a 19-year veteran of the Shreveport Police Department. Prior to that, he worked for the Caddo Parish sheriff's office.
Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw said Prunty was a "police officer's police officer."
Services celebrating the life of Sgt. Timothy "Tim" Clark Prunty, 43, will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 28, 2010, at Summer Grove Baptist Church. Officiating will be Dr. Rod Masteller and Chaplain Durell Tuberville. Following the service, Tim will be buried with full honors in Hill Crest Memorial Park, Haughton, LA.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 27, 2010, at Summer Grove Baptist Church.
Tim was born January 12, 1967 in Shreveport and passed away tragically in the line of duty early Sunday morning, October 24, 2010.
He was a member of Bellaire Baptist Church. Tim served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy. He was a Caddo Parish Sheriff's Deputy prior to joining the Shreveport Police Department in September of 1991. Tim graduated from the Shreveport Police Regional Training Academy in December of 1991. Tim was promoted to Corporal in February, 2002 and Sergeant in December, 2007. He was assigned to the Uniform Services Division his entire career. Most of the time, he was on midnight and evening shift patrol, serving as a Patrolman and a Patrol Supervisor. Tim was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame on August 2, 2010.
Tim received a unit citation in November of 1993. He was a Field Training Officer as well. Other commendations are January, 1993 - commended for his role in an auto theft investigation; January, 1993 - commended for assisting a mentally ill subject; August, 1995 - commended for his role in an auto theft investigation; April, 1996 - commended for changing a flat tire for a disabled woman; August, 1998 - commended for apprehending a burglar; September, 1998 - commended for helping an elderly citizen who had fallen; March, 1999 - commended for apprehending a convicted felon armed with a stolen gun suspected of robbery; June, 1999 - commended for apprehending a burglar; December, 1999 - commended for apprehending a burglar; April, 2001 - commended for his role in a burglary investigation; December, 2002 - commended for apprehending a burglar; and October, 2003 - commended for apprehending a burglar. We salute you Sgt. Timothy "Tim" Clark Prunty for a job well done.
His parents, Jesse and Mackie Maude Clare Prunty, preceded Tim in death. Left to cherish heartfelt memories are brothers, his twin, Matthew Prunty, and wife, Penny of Haughton, LA, Jesse Mark Prunty and wife, Nancy of Shreveport, LA, Preston E. Prunty of Austin, TX and David Brian Prunty of Shreveport, LA; special friend, Helen Mancil of Bossier City, LA; nephews, Matthew L. Prunty, II, Wade Prunty, and Justin Prunty; and his extended family, the Shreveport Police Department.
The City of Shreveport has lost one of its finest officers. Those that knew him will miss his loving nature and gentle spirit.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the Shreveport Fire Department, EMS, and the staff in the ER at LSUHSC for their professional effort to save Tim's life. The love and support of his fellow officers of the Shreveport Police Department, the word, "Thanks", would never be enough. We could not have endured this loss in our family without you.
Jesse Lee Prunty (1926 - 2010)
Mackie Maude Clare Prunty (1923 - 1993)
Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Plot: NoEast Corner Section 29
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John Andrew Prime
Record added: Oct 24, 2010
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