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
Panel L8, Line 12 (2009)

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 north of Airport Road
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Van Buren
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
No charges filed
Burial Place:
Lockwood Cemetery, Coldwater, Michigan

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   Deputy Sheriff Sarah Haylett-Jones died two days after being 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, north of 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 Sheriff Haylett-Jones, from Bloomington, 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.

Military Service

United States Air Force
Memorial Tribute
• In 2020, State Road 45 and 2nd Street bridge over Interstate 69 was dedicated the Sarah Irene Haylett-Jones Memorial Bridge in her honor.

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