As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Officer Down: Investigator Dale Clint Sherrill - [Jefferson, Texas]
PoliceOne Member since 11/03/2005
Age: 34 Cause of Death: Automobile accident Additional Information: Investigator Sherrill had served in law enforcement for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and three children. Incident Details: Investigator Sherrill succumbed to injuries sustained in an automobile accident two days earlier while responding to a domestic disturbance. His department vehicle was broadsided as he entered the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and State Highway 49. He was flown to Good Shepherd Medical Center, in Longview, where he remained until succumbing to his injuries.
End of Watch: Friday, October 19, 2007
Texas officer dies while en route to emergency
JEFFERSON, Texas — Funeral services with full police honors for a Marion County sheriff’s deputy who died en route to an emergency will be held Tuesday in Jefferson.
Dale Clint Sherrill, 37, of Jefferson was pronounced dead at 5:54 p.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, according to a report from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
“I am proud of him. He was protecting his home and the people who lived around here. He was a really good kid,” said Donna Sherrill, his mother.
Dale Sherrill was en route to an emergency call about 1:10 p.m. Wednesday and became involved in a two-vehicle accident at U.S. Highways 49 and 59.
He was driving his county police vehicle, a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria, and was using his lights and sirens when the accident occurred, according to DPS reports.
Dale Sherrill was traveling west on U.S. 49. As he proceeded through the intersection, he was struck in his driver-side door by a pickup traveling north on U.S. 59, according to DPS reports.
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