N.Y. Sheriff's Deputy Killed in Head-On Crash - News - LawOfficer.com

N.Y. Sheriff's Deputy Killed in Head-On Crash

Officer Jeffrey Alexander was traveling on Route 427 when he collided with another vehicle Sunday

 


 

Monday, June 13, 2011

ASHLAND, N.Y. — Authorities say an on-duty sheriff's deputy and a 77-year-old man have been killed in a collision on an upstate New York road near the Pennsylvania border.

The Chemung County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Jeffrey Alexander was traveling on Route 427 in the town of Ashland when he collided head-on with another vehicle around 11 a.m. Sunday.

The other driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Alexander died a short time later at a local hospital.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by state police.

Alexander joined the sheriff's office in December 2006. He's survived by his parents and fiancee.

Alexander was the second upstate sheriff's deputy killed in the line of duty within a week. Kurt Wyman died last Tuesday after being shot during a standoff in Oneida County.



Related:


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
print share
 
What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

 

 

Articles

What's the Agenda in Ferguson?

No matter what the police say, do, prove or don’t prove, all of it will be viewed with skepticism, derision and disbelief by many who don’t want inconvenient facts to cloud their preconceived judgment in this case... More >

 

Law Officer Survey

LEOs & Drug Policy

The results are in. More than 11,000 sworn LEOs took time out of their busy schedules to tell us what they think about America’s fast-changing drug policy.
More >

 

Get LawOfficer in Your Inbox

Terms of Service Privacy Policy