Bio & Incident Details
Tour: Not available
Badge # Essex 9
Cause: Automobile crash
Deputy Ruby Rainault was killed in an automobile accident while on duty. She was making a U-turn on Route 2 to help a stranded motorist when her patrol car was broadsided by a truck.
Deputy Rainault is survived by her husband, who is also an Essex County deputy sheriff.
The Essex County Sheriff's Department has only six part-time deputies and does not normally perform law enforcement duties because of a lack of funds.