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

Age: 27
Served: 2 years, 2 months
Badge #: 5388
Panel 40E, Line 26
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Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Struck by vehicle
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, October 17, 2008
10:40 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
2 days
Incident Location:
State Road 45 near Melton's Orchard and Airport Road
Incident County:
Monroe
Incident Township:
Van Buren
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
No charges filed
Burial Place:
Lockwood Cemetery, Coldwater, Michigan

   Deputy Sarah Haylett-Jones died from injuries she suffered two days earlier when she was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on State Road 45 west of Bloomington.

   She was directing traffic where a wrecker was removing a stranded vehicle from a ravine, near Melton's Orchard and Airport Road, when the incident occurred.

   Deputy Haylett-Jones was initially transported to Bloomington Hospital then airlifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where she remained until she died of her injuries.

   No criminal charges were filed against the 16-year-old female driver who stated she was distracted as she drove through the area.

   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.

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United States Air Force



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