TX.: Brazoria deputy killed directing traffic

Officer Down: Jason Alexander Oliff - [Houston, Texas]

Biographical Info

Age: 27

Additional Info:  Deputy Sheriff Jason Alexander Oliff had been with the Brazoria County Sheriff's Department for 4 years. He leaves behind his fiance.

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Deputy Sheriff Oliff was struck and killed by a pickup truck while placing flares.

Date of Incident: December 5, 2005

By Kevin Moran, www.chron.com

TX.-- A Brazoria County sheriff's deputy was struck by a vehicle and killed while he was working a second job directing traffic at a chemical plant on FM 2004 early Monday, Sheriff Charles Wagner said.

Jason Alexander Oliff, 27, a four-year department veteran, was placing flares on FM 2004 in preparation for shift-change traffic at the plant when a vehicle driven by a plant employee struck him, Wagner said. The flares are used to define a safety zone on the road outside the plant during shift changes, Wagner said.

The accident occurred at about 5:20 a.m., Wagner said. Oliff was taken by helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston and pronounced dead there, Wagner said.

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