Chief Randy Fandel of the Slidell Police Department in Louisiana sadly reports the death of Officer Jason Seals.
Officer Seals was involved in a two-vehicle crash while he was escorting a funeral procession on September 25, 2018.
Seals was performing his escort detail when a vehicle unexpectedly pulled out in front of him. As a result, he was unable to avoid a collision and he struck the vehicle. Consequently, he was thrown from his motor unit and landed in the roadway. The motor officer sustained critical injuries in the crash.
Seals was transported to the University Hospital in New Orleans where he remained in the intensive care unit until his condition suddenly deteriorated and he succumbed to his injuries.
“Jason was a model officer who was beloved by his family, his fellow officers, and the citizens of our community,” Chief Fandal said. “We are broken, but we are focused on providing prayers and support to Jason’s family. He left behind a loving wife, three kids, and many others who loved him dearly. This is going to be a very difficult time for our Slidell Police family.”
St. Tammny Parish President Pat Brister also released a statement on the death of Officer Seals.
“It was with deep sorrow that we heard of the passing of Officer Jason Seals. The news of him succumbing to his injuries is heartbreaking for me and all St. Tammany Parish citizens. Our hearts and collective prayers go out to his family, those that were close to him, and the entire Slidell Police Department. We also continue to pray that those who protect us every day—our first responders — are themselves protected from the dangers that they see in doing the work they love.”
His wife and three children survive him.
Motor Officer Jason Seals is gone, but will never be forgotten.
EOW: Saturday, November 17, 2018.