Sheriff Carpenter had served as sheriff for 11 years and had served with the Scott Sheriff's Office for a total of 16 years.
Sheriff Carpenter began his career as a dispatcher with the Scott County Sheriff's Office before working his way up to the sheriff's position. He was a man of deep faith who cherished time spent with his family.
Cody grew up in Scott County and attended Waldron Public Schools where he would begin pee-wee football and continue all the way into high school. After graduation he would attend Arkansas Valley Vo-Tech and receive a degree in welding.
On January 28, 1995, Cody would marry the love of his life, Amie Beth Billingsley and they would have four beautiful children: Garren, Christian, Douglas and Irelynn. Cody loved his children more than life itself. He was their biggest fan and when his job would allow, he could be found cheering them on at the ball field, track or gym.
Cody’s true calling started out as a dispatcher for the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. The Lord had bigger plans and Cody went from dispatcher to deputy, chief deputy and finally Sheriff. Cody loved his job because he loved people and he was ready at any obstacle thrown at him because he knew from the time he became a Christian that the Lord was his strength.
Cody loved life but most of all he loved The Lord, his family and friends. You would always be greeted with a smile, handshake and a big hug, because that was Cody’s signature mark. He never met a stranger and each person he met whether pauper or president would be treated the same.
Cody also had a love for the great outdoors and hunting. When hunting season rolled around he would be found on the mountain.
Cody was the Sunday School teacher for Southside Baptist Church kid’s class and he was always willing to help at Vacation Bible School or any other church project.