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Rookie Tennessee Deputy Killed in Single-Car Crash

September 29, 2015  | 

A Madison County, Tenn., deputy was killed in a single-car crash at about 2 a.m. today while she was responding to a call for backup from another officer, the Madison County Sheriff’s Department confirmed, reports the San Benito News.

According to Public Information Officer Tom Mapes, Rosemary Vela, 24, was working the midnight shift when she crashed. "There was heavy rain and I believe she just lost control of the car and ended up hitting a tree," he said. "She was a good one… we’re all really grieving the loss this morning."

Vela was hired in April. She leaves behind a 5-year-old son.

Comments (4)

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bob retired leo @ 9/29/2015 8:00 PM

Three simple letters that mean a lot: RIP.

Deputyjjg @ 9/30/2015 12:36 PM

This is really sad. We are losing so many young ones these days. I will pray for her family as well as her agency. Deputy JJ Golliday (TX)

S.S. @ 10/1/2015 8:42 AM

R.I.P. Deputy Vela, my prayers go out to you, your family, and your family in blue.

Tiger Young @ 12/22/2015 7:00 AM

No words can heal the pain and hurt of this tragic event,Just know many of us out here Support Law Enforcement and Appreciate their sacrifices made to keep is safe Your Mommy was a Hero Easebalways remember that,May God bless you and help you to understand How important mommy's job was and know she's looking down on you smiling God Bless you Hugs Tiger 1% Ponchatoula La.

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