Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 months
Badge # 116
Cause: Automobile crash
Deputy Sheriff Christopher Ray was killed in an automobile accident as he and his FTO were responding to a fight call in Newsoms at 5:20 am.
A tree had fallen across General Thomas Highway, approximately one mile west of Shady Brook Trail, during an overnight storm. The patrol car swerved to avoid the fallen tree and went off the road, striking another tree. Deputy Ray, who was the passenger, suffered fatal injuries.
Deputy Ray had served with the Southampton County Sheriff's Office for only three months.