Jackson, MS – U.S. Department of Justice United States Marshals Service (USMS) Senior Inspector Jared Keyworth died in the line of duty on Oct. 1 due to injuries he suffered in a crash several days earlier.
The collision occurred as the 42-year-old inspector was working on a violent felony offender case near Florence, The Advocate reported.
He was travelling near the intersection of Monmouth Road and U.S. Route 49 when his vehicle collided with another car, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.
Inspector Keyworth was airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he remained until he succumbed to his injuries on Oct. 1.
“The U.S. Marshals Service is deeply saddened by the loss of SI Keyworth,” USMS Director Ronald Davis told The Advocate. “We are a close-knit family and Jared’s loss will be felt throughout the entire organization.”
“This tragedy is a reminder of the inherent risks our men and women face on a daily basis,” Director Davis added.
Prior to joining the USMS 11 years ago, Inspector Keyworth served as part of The Old Guard in the U.S. Army and escorted the riderless horse during the funeral of President Ronald Reagan, The Advocate reported.
He was assigned to the USMS Investigative Operations Division Baton Rouge station at the time of his death.
We are deeply saddened to announce the loss of Deputy U.S. Marshal/Senior Inspector Jared Keyworth. He passed away Oct 1. due to severe injuries sustained in a vehicle accident on Sept. 28, while assisting in an enforcement mission near Florence, Miss. https://t.co/cutztD6yHV pic.twitter.com/84iIjc9xc0
— U.S. Marshals (@USMarshalsHQ) October 4, 2021
Our condolences go out to Deputy US Marahal Jared Keyworth, Senior Inspector, who was killed in the line of duty. We are grateful to be able to pay our respects by flying the flag as his remains are transported to Audubon Funeral Home in Slidell. #SlidellFire pic.twitter.com/HoTxo30VdY
— Slidell Fire PIO (@SlidellFire_PIO) October 2, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of @USMarshalsHQ Senior Inspector Jared Keyworth who was killed in the line of duty. May God grant him eternal rest. #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/wFnfnn0Pga
— NYPD Chaplains Unit (@NYPDchaplains) October 5, 2021
RIP. Senior Inspector Jared Keyworth succumbed to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident three days earlier in Mississippi while participating in an enforcement mission. #rip #hero #endofwatch #SeniorInspectorJaredKeyworth #UnitedStatesMarshalsService #thinblueline pic.twitter.com/qOuRYa0zHP
— Protecting the Blue (@protectingblue) October 5, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of U.S. Department of Justice United States Marshals Service Senior Inspector Jared Keyworth, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.
Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.