December 25, 2013

Jeremy Meyst - Corrections Officer - California

Correctional Deputy Jeremy Meyst, age 31, of Visalia, California, died in the line of duty on December 24, 2013, on a highway in California.

Jeremy was a member of the Tulare County Sheriff's Office. He had 9 years of service.

He was transporting two prisoners from the Porterville substation to the main jail in Visalia when his vehicle crashed around 2:30 a.m. It is believed that the van drifted off the road and hit a cement guard rail. 
Michael, Archangel, Patron
Saint of the Police, pray
for Jeremy

He was ejected from the transport van when it overturned. Responding officers performed CPR on Jeremy but could not save him. The two prisoners suffered minor injuries.

He was a 2001 graduate of Mount Whitney High School and joined the department in 2004 as a detention services officer. In 2006, he was promoted to correctional deputy.

Police officials stated that the department is heartbroken over the tragic death of Officer Meyst. He has many good friends in the Department who will miss him.

Jeremy is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife and children.

Thank you for your service to the public, Jeremy.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die by misadventure.  They are with us one moment and gone the next.

Pray that Jeremy is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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