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.