In Memoriam Deputy Raymond Jimmerson

(Graphics courtesy Rose Borisow GrafX)

Sheriff Jason Bridges of the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Department in Texas sadly reports the death of Deputy Raymond Jimmerson.

Deputy Jimmerson, 49, died as a result of injuries he sustained when he was struck by a vehicle.

Jimmerson was dispatched to a call of debris in the roadway. While he was removing the debris from the center of the road, a passing vehicle struck him.

As a result of the impact, Jimmerson was thrown into the opposing lane of travel and was then struck by a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. As a result, he died at the scene of the collision.

Troopers of the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol are conducting the crash investigation and reconstruction.

The sheriff’s office said in a statement:

Jimmerson was a beloved member of our community and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He served our community with distinction and honor. He will leave behind a deep void within our law enforcement family and community. Please keep Deputy Jimmerson’s family, the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office, and all law enforcement officers in your thoughts and prayers.

Raymond Jimmerson served the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Department for 19 years. Overall, he served in law enforcement for 20 years. His family survives him.

Deputy Raymond Jimmerson is gone, but will never be forgotten.

EOW: Friday, October 5, 2018.

Raymond Jimmerson
(Graphics courtesy Rose Borisow GrafX)

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Patrick Sharkey

Pat Sharkey earned an associate's Degree at Kellogg Community College and was hired by the Battle Creek Township Police Department as a dispatcher. Pat was then hired by the Michigan State Police and was initially assigned to the Capitol Security Detail. Eight years later, he attended the 98th Trooper Recruit School. Pat served as a trooper for the remainder of his career serving at State Police Posts in Erie, Sandusky, Northville, Flat Rock, Bridgeport, Ypsilanti, and Caro areas of Michigan. He attended Michigan State University’s Traffic Crash Reconstruction Program and was certified as an expert witness in several Michigan courts. Pat retired in 2010 after 35 years of public service. He is a correspondent for Law Enforcement Today and enjoys hunting, target shooting, and (most of all) sailing.

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