FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

California Dep. Killed in Prisoner Transport Van Crash

December 26, 2013  | 

Correctional Deputy Jeremy Meyst (Photo: Tulare County Sheriff's Department)
Correctional Deputy Jeremy Meyst (Photo: Tulare County Sheriff's Department)

A Tulare County (Calif.) Sheriff's deputy was killed early Tuesday in a single-vehicle crash while he was transporting prisoners, the department reported.

Correctional Deputy Jeremy Meyst, 31, of Visalia died of injuries received when he was ejected from an inmate transportation van on Road 204 south of Highway 198 near the Friant Kern Canal, spokeswoman Chris Douglass told the Fresno Bee. Two inmates in the van sustained minor injuries.

Meyst, a native of Visalia, is survived by his wife and children, the department said. 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.


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

seatbelts @ 12/26/2013 5:31 PM

While training new cops, my rule is that the car does not move untill everyone is belted in.

S.S. @ 12/27/2013 8:02 AM

May you rest in peace Deputy Meyst.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

West Virginia Man Accused of Battery on Officer and K-9 Partner
According to the Cabell County (WV) Sheriff's Office, a 33-year-old man is accused of...
Tennessee Officer Attacked in November Nearer to Returning to Duty
Officer B.K. Hardin of the Knoxville (TN) Police Department was directing traffic on a...
Georgia Officer Recovering from Shooting
Police say 27-year-old Tameka LaShay Simpson was in the passenger seat of a vehicle driven...

Police Magazine