A deputy with the Monroe County (AL) Sheriff's Office was killed in an on-duty vehicle collision early Tuesday morning.
The agency posted on Facebook, "With a heavy heart, Monroe County Sheriff Tom Boatwright regrets to inform that we have lost the life of one of our own. While responding to a 'burglary in progress,' Deputy Julius 'Jay' Dailey lost control of his vehicle and crashed."
The post continued, "Anyone that knew Jay knew that he was full of life. He was easily recognized by the big smile he kept on his face. Please keep Jay's young daughter, his family, his friends, our communities, and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office in your thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time."