SHERIFF'S DEPUTY UNHARMED IN JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PATROL CRUISER FIRE
Pictured Above: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Ford Crown Victoria patrol cruiser totaled in vehicle fire.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Major Lafayette Woods, Jr.
Operation Commander/Public Information Officer
SHERIFF'S DEPUTY UNHARMED IN JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PATROL CRUISER FIRE: Jefferson County, Arkansas – Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sheriff assigned to the agencies Uniformed Patrol Division is safe after returning to his department issued patrol cruiser, a Ford Crown Victoria and discovering that it was engulfed in flames.
At approximately 12:00 p.m., a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to a 911-call at 9327 Middle Warren Road in Jefferson County, Arkansas on Sunday, April 9, 2017. The deputy returned to his patrol cruiser and noticed flames in the engine compartment and immediately radioed to dispatch, who contacted the Highway 15 Volunteer Fire Department to extinguish the fire.
“The deputy’s service issued shotgun, which was in the vehicle was able to be removed but not before several rounds of live ammunition are heard inside the vehicle. Thankfully the deputy was unharmed. Property can be replaced but a life cannot, said the agencies spokesman and operations commander, Major Lafayette Woods Jr.”
Highway 15 Volunteer Fire Department firefighters arrived on the scene and extinguished the fire. The investigation has begun to determine what may have caused the fire.