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Hero Down: Loving County Sheriff’s Deputy Lorin Readmond Killed In Crash With 18-Wheeler

Loving County, TX – Loving County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) Deputy Lorin Marie Readmond died in the line of duty on Jan. 29 after an 18-wheeler turned in front of her as she was responding to help a fellow deputy.

The 41-year-old deputy was dispatched to assist another deputy with a traffic stop at approximately 4:30 p.m., KOSA reported.

She was traveling along Highway 302 when a tractor-trailer made a left turn ahead of her, causing a collision with her patrol vehicle.

Deputy Readmond died from her injuries at the scene, KOSA reported.

The driver of the truck was not injured in the crash and has not been charged with any crimes, Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant Steven Blanco told KSAT.

The investigation into the fatal collision remained ongoing.

Deputy Readmond was a chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve and served as an intelligence specialist from 2006 until 2018, KOSA reported.

She began working for the LCSO in April of 2019, and was also serving as a reserve deputy with the Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office, where she had been since September of 2015.

A police procession escorted Deputy Readmond’s body from Lubbock to a funeral home in Pecos on Monday, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported.

Deputy Readmond leaves behind her mother, sister, and three brothers, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Loving County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Lorin Marie Readmond, 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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