Miss. deputy killed in crash

Deputy Pat Barnes was responding to a call when he lost control of his vehicle

Duty Death: Pat Barnes - [Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi]

End of Service: 04/10/2021


By Suzie Ziegler 

JEFFERSON DAVIS COUNTY, Miss. — A Mississippi sheriff’s office is in mourning after one of its deputies died in the line of duty Saturday. 

According to WJTV, Deputy Pat Barnes was responding to a call when he lost control of his vehicle. Sheriff Ron Strickland said Barnes collided with a tree and later died. 

Deputy Pat Barnes
Deputy Pat Barnes (Officer Down Memorial Page)

“Deputy Barnes’s sacrifice while in service to the citizens of Jefferson Davis County, no matter the span of time cannot go unmentioned,” Strickland said in a statement obtained by WJTV. “We will honor him, his family and his memory and never forget what happened to this deputy.” 

Barnes served with the Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Office and part-time with the Prentiss Police Department, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page. He was 49.

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