Deputy Sheriff Christopher Darby Ray

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Darby Ray

Southampton County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, August 29, 2009

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Christopher Darby Ray

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.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge 116

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

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