The Jefferson Davis County (MS) Sheriff's Office announced that Deputy Pat Barnes died in a crash Saturday while responding to a call.

According to the sheriff's office, Deputy Barnes was responding to assist the Prentiss Police Department in a reported altercation at the Western Motel in Prentiss. On his way, Deputy Barnes lost control of his vehicle and collided with a tree, WAPT reports.

"Deputy Barnes's sacrifice while in service to the citizens of Jefferson Davis County, no matter the span of time cannot go unmentioned," according to a statement from the Jefferson Davis Sheriff's Office. "We will honor him, his family and his memory and never forget what happened to this deputy on April 10, 2021."

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