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Deputy Sheriff Rosemary Vela | Madison County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee Madison County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

Rosemary Vela

Madison County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch: Monday, September 28, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 2 years, 6 months

Badge # 7809

Cause: Automobile accident

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Deputy Sheriff Rosemary Vela was killed in a single vehicle crash while responding to backup another deputy.

She was traveling on Highway 70 West, near Huntersville, when her patrol car left the roadway during a period of heavy rain. The vehicle struck a tree and then came to rest in a creek.

Deputy Vela had served with the Madison County Sheriff's Office for five months and had previously served with the Alamo Police Department and the Crockett County Sheriff's Office. She is survived by her 5-year-old son.

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24 years old...man...that's heartbreaking.

May she rest in peace and may her son know that his mom died as a hero.

A hero!

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January 18, 2016

 

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