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Tenn. deputy killed after cruiser hit head-on by pickup truck

Sgt. William Cherry had served with the Macon County Sheriff’s Office for five years and in law enforcement for more than 10 years

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Duty Death: William Cherry - [Lafayette]

End of Service: 29/07/2023

By Sarah Roebuck
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LAFAYETTE, Tenn. — A sergeant with the Macon County Sheriff’s Office was killed in a crash on Saturday, WSMV reports.

Sgt. William Cherry, 55, was killed when a Ford F-150 crossed the center line on Highway 10 and crashed head-on into Cherry’s patrol vehicle, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said.

Cherry died on the scene and the driver of the pickup truck was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries.

Cherry had served with the Macon County Sheriff’s Office for five years and in law enforcement for more than 10 years. He previously served with the Red Boiling Springs Police Department, Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Celina County Sheriff’s Office, according to Officer Down Memorial Page. He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and parents.

“The family and the Sheriff’s Office need all of your prayers and support,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post. “Sgt. Cherry will be greatly missed by the Sheriff’s Office and the citizens he served. William served the citizens of Macon County with honor and dignity.”

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