Deputy Sheriff
Roy Bruce Sutton Jr.
Jefferson County Sheriff's Department
Friday, December 11, 2009

Age: 33
Served: 1 year, 6 months
Badge #: 39-13
Military Service:
Panel 33W, Line 27
Included

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Automobile accident
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, December 11, 2009
10:35 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Dugan Hollow Road near Madison
Incident County:
Jefferson
Incident Township:
Madison
Weapon Used:

Suspect Info:

Burial Location:
New Marion Baptist Cemetery, New Marion

   Deputy Sheriff Roy Sutton was killed in a single-car automobile accident on Dugan Hollow Road near Madison.

   While responding to a domestic disturbance call involving weapons on Telegraph Hill Road, Deputy Sutton met an oncoming vehicle traveling westbound on a hilly, winding section of the road when his squad car ran off the right side of the road and down a very steep embankment. Deputy Sutton's squad became airborne and struck a tree on the driver's side of the car. He was wearing his seat belt, but he suffered severe head trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene.

   Deputy Sutton was survived by his wife, brother, three sisters and mother.