Deputy Sheriff Sarah Irene Haylett-Jones

Deputy Sheriff Sarah Irene Haylett-Jones

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

End of Watch Sunday, October 19, 2008

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Sarah Irene Haylett-Jones

Deputy Sarah Haylett-Jones succumbed to injuries suffered two days earlier when she was struck by a vehicle driven by a teenage driver.

Deputy Haylett-Jones was directing traffic where a wrecker was removing a stranded vehicle from a ravine, on State Road 45 near Melton's Orchard and Airport Road outside Bloomington at approximately 10:30 pm when the incident occurred. Deputy Haylett-Jones was initially transported to Bloomington Hospital, but was later airlifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where she remained until she died of her injuries.

Deputy Haylett-Jones had served with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office for eight months. She had previously served with the Montgomery, Alabama, Police Department for 1½ years and was a US Air Force veteran. In her youth, she served as a captain of the Michigan State Police Explorers. Deputy Haylett-Jones was survived by her husband, two brothers, parents and grandmother.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years, 2 months
  • Badge 5388
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Friday, October 17, 2008

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Montgomery Police Department still remembers you Sarah, I hope your family knows how much we appreciate your time spent with us. I remember you so full of life and very professional. You carried yourself with integrity and honor - always. You wore our uniform with pride and always had something positive to say.

Officers throughout are working harder to remain safe on the roadways because we know the realities of the dangers we face through your sacrifice. I've had several near misses in my time, I wonder if my positioning or awareness was heightened because of your accident. I will continue to keep your memories alive within me and often speak of your accident as a life-saving warning to others in the LEO family. #below100.org

Lt. B. Champlin
Montgomery Police Department

October 21, 2019

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