Greenville, NC – Nash County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) Deputy Jared Allison died in the line of duty on Tuesday, five days after he was involved in a rollover crash while trying to stop a motorcyclist.
According to North Carolina Highway Patrol (NCHP) Sergeant Jeff Wilson, the unidentified motorcycle rider was traveling over 120 miles per hour when Deputy Allison spotted him in Rocky Mount on Thanksgiving Day, The Enterprise reported.
The 26-year-old deputy, who was working as part of the holiday “Click It or Ticket” program that day, activated his patrol SUV’s lights and sirens and began his attempt to catch up to the speeding motorcyclist.
Deputy Allison was traveling 83 miles per hour when he entered the intersection of May Drive and U.S. 301, Sgt. Wilson said.
Another vehicle traveling through the intersection slammed into his patrol SUV, sending Deputy Allison’s vehicle into the median, WECT reported.
He was ejected through the passenger side window as the SUV flipped several times.
Deputy Allison was rushed to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville with extensive brain damage, a broken back, and other massive injuries, The Enterprise reported.
He ultimately succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday night, NCSO Chief Deputy Brandon Medina said in a press release.
“We ask everyone to keep Jared’s family as well as our deputies in your prayers as we all grieve the loss of a hero who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the citizens of Nash County,” Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone said, according to The Enterprise.
The motorcyclist Deputy Allison was trying to stop at the time of the crash fled the scene and has not been identified, Sgt. Wilson said.
Deputy Allison, a U.S. Army veteran, served the NCSO for two-and-one-half years.
He was assigned to the department’s traffic team, according to The Enterprise.
“Jared can be best remembered for making a difference in the lives of all those surrounding him,” his obituary read. “He fulfilled his duties both in life and in service to all, and the legacy he leaves behind will forever live on.”
Deputy Allison leaves behind his wife, Brenae, and his nine-year-old son, Colt, according to The Enterprise.
He is also survived by his parents, sister, in-laws, and his niece, according to his obituary.
A fundraising campaign established to assist his family in the wake of their loss has raised over $29,000 so far.
Deputy Allison will be laid to rest on Friday.
Gov. Cooper today ordered all NC flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff beginning today, December 2, until sunset on December 3, in honor of Nash County Deputy Jared Allison who passed away from injuries sustained during a motor vehicle accident while on duty. pic.twitter.com/br4LYxTZWc
— NC Judicial Branch (@NCCourts) December 2, 2020
We were honored to be able to help escort Fallen Nash County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jared Allison home today. Rest In Peace, brother. We’ll take it from here. 💙🖤 pic.twitter.com/aBaRAggmBi
— Greenville Police (@GreenvillePD) December 2, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of @NashCountySO Deputy Jared Allison who was killed in the line of duty. May God grant him eternal rest. #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/XV9A39wUGI
— NYPD Chaplains Unit (@NYPDchaplains) December 2, 2020
On behalf of our band family, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of @NashCountySO Deputy Jared Allison who succumbed to injuries sustained in a traffic accident a few days ago. pic.twitter.com/iDQNRT9nKu
— Raleigh's Pipe Band (@RaleighPipeBand) December 2, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Nash County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jared Allison, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.
Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.