Deputy Sheriff
Sarah Irene Haylett-Jones
Monroe County Sheriff's Department
Sunday, October 19, 2008

Age: 27
Served: 2 years, 2 months
Badge #: 5388
Military Service: U.S. Air Force
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Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Struck by vehicle
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, October 17, 2008
10:30 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
2 days
Incident Location:
State Road 45 near Melton's Orchard and Airport Road
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Van Buren
Weapon Used:

Suspect Info:

Burial Location:
Lockwood Cemetery, Coldwater, Michigan

   Deputy Sarah Haylett-Jones died from injuries she 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 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 previously served with the Montgomery, Alabama, Police Department for 1½ years. 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.