Deputy Sheriff Mary Mayo succumbed to injuries sustained on June 13th, 2007, when a large tree fell on the patrol car she was riding in. The incident occurred as she and her fiance, Sergeant Beau Raimer, were participating in a funeral procession for Deputy Hilery Mayo (no relation), who was killed in the line of duty four days earlier. The procession was traveling along West 21st Avenue through Covington when a violent thunderstorm with devastating rain and winds developed. A large pine tree fell onto the patrol car as it passed South Johnson Street. The tree crushed the top of the patrol car and killed Sergeant Raimer instantly. Deputy Mayo suffered a severed spinal cord that caused her to become paralyzed from the chest down. She underwent years of rehabilitation and was able to return to the sheriff's office as a dispatcher for a short time, however, complications from her injuries caused her to become bedridden. She succumbed to her injuries 16 years later on September 21st, 2023. Deputy Mayo had served with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office for two years at the time of the crash.
Police Officer Darrin McMichael was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Interstate 20 near St. Augustine Drive at 6:10 a.m. While driving his department motorcycle to work, Officer McMichael struck the back of an SUV when traffic suddenly stopped in front of him. The collision caused him to fall off his motorcycle. Before he could get up, another vehicle ran over him and drove away. Officer McMichael was transported to Baylor Medical Center where he died from his injuries. The driver has not been apprehended. Officer McMichael had served with the Arlington Police Department for 24 years, assigned to the Motorcycle Unit for 13 years. His wife also serves with the agency.
**A-45, Master Deputy Adam Scott*** Over the weekend, we unexpectedly had to say goodbye to one of our own. Master Deputy Adam Scott passed away Sunday afternoon after being a dedicated first responder in the Upstate for years. Our hearts are heavy for his wife Ashley, their girls, his mom, and his law enforcement family. Source: Andersonsherriff Instagram
This information is supplied by the Officer Down Memorial Page (www.odmp.org) and the U.S. Fire Administration (www.apps.usfa.fema.gov).
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