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Hero Down: Chickasaw County Deputy Jeremy Voyles Killed In On-Duty Collision

Chickasaw County Sheriff's Deputy Jeremy Voyles died in the line of duty on Wednesday morning.

Houlka, MS – Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department (CCSD) Deputy Jeremy Voyles died in the line of duty on Wednesday morning, after suffering severe injuries in a rollover crash the evening prior.

Deputy Voyles, 33, was assigned to the North Mississippi Narcotics Unit at the time of the deadly collision, WTVA reported.

At approximately 6: 15 p.m. on Tuesday, he and a state narcotics agent were driving along County Road 4 in connection with one of their investigations, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.

The cause of the single-vehicle rollover crash remains under investigation, but they were not in pursuit when it occurred, Chickasaw County Sheriff James Meyers told the Clarion Ledger.

The state narcotics officer, who was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash, was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

Deputy Voyles was airlifted to a Tupelo hospital, where he remained until he passed away at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the Clarion Ledger reported.

Deputy Voyles worked for the Mississippi Department of Transportation prior to joining the CCSD five years ago, WTVA reported.

He is the son of Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles, according to the Clarion Ledger.

Deputy Voyles leaves behind his wife, Audrey, and their young daughters, Arrington and Lola, according to his obituary.

He is also survived by his parents, brothers, sister, and many friends and family members.

Deputy Voyles was laid to rest on Friday.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Jeremy Voyles, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

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

Holly Matkin - August Fri, 2019


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