Fallen Officers / Peace Officer Memorial
February 28, 2020 marks the 19th anniversary of the Line Of Duty Death of Jones County Sheriff's Department Deputy Randy Chancellor, Jones 10, on February 28, 2001.
Deputy Chancellor was killed when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver. While Deputy Chancellor was responding to a call, another vehicle was traveling towards his patrol car from the opposite direction at a high rate of speed. As he attempted to move out of the vehicle's path, Deputy Chancellor's vehicle was struck head on.
The driver of the vehicle that struck Deputy Chancellor had a .27 BAC (blood alcohol content) level. He was convicted of charges related to the crash and sentenced to 15 months in prison, 15 months of house arrest, and five years probation.
We honor the memory of our fallen brother and pray for his family and friends as they remember the son, brother and father that he was. Randy's service to and love for Jones County will never be forgotten.
In 1962 President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day. Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world participate in planned events, which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. The Jones County Law Enforcement Agencies remember our brothers and sisters at home and across the Country, that paid that price.