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Hero Down: Autauga County Sheriff’s Lt. Jon Herbert Dies After Medical Emergency

Autauga County, AL – Autauga County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) Lieutenant Jon Herbert died on Sunday after suffering a medical emergency at his residence, according to his department.

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Lt. Jon Herbert,” the ACSO said in a Facebook post on Monday. “Lt. Herbert suffered a medical emergency at home that he could not recover from.”

The sheriff’s office described Lt. Herbert as a “seasoned deputy,” and noted that he spent a significant portion of his law enforcement career serving in Chambers County before he joined the ACSO in October of 2016.

“He worked his way through the ranks, from Deputy to Sergeant then recently promoted to Lieutenant,” the department said.

In addition to his regular duties, Lt. Herbert also served as the coordinator of the Autauga County Reserve Program.

“[I] could always count on Herbert to complete any task that he was assigned without any complaints,” Autauga County Sheriff Joe Sedinger said in the Facebook post.

The City of Prattville said in a Facebook post that it was saddened to learn of the death of the veteran deputy.

“We are grateful for his dedicated service to this community and Autauga County,” the post read.

“Lt. Herbert was a great friend and co-worker to everyone that worked with him, and he will be greatly missed,” the ACSO said. “Please keep the Herbert family in your thoughts and prayers as well as his Autauga County Sheriff’s Office family. Rest in Peace Brother…We Will Take It From Here.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Autauga County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Jon Herbert, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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