East Alabama sheriff’s deputy killed in crash during pursuit

An east Alabama sheriff’s deputy was killed Monday in a line-of-duty traffic crash.

Chambers County Sheriff Sid Lockhart identified the deputy as J’Mar Abel. He was 24.

Abel was aiding the Roanoke Law enforcement Department in a chase just after 3:30 p.m. when he lost command of his patrol car or truck – a 2017 Ford Explorer – on County Road 278 and wrecked. The crash happened about five miles south of Roanoke.

Alabama Point out Troopers mentioned the SUV left the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned.

Abel was taken to Wellstar West Georgia Health-related Heart where he was pronounced lifeless.

These days was Abel’s two-yr anniversary with the sheriff’s office.

“Please retain Deputy Abel’s family and buddies, as very well as the brothers and sisters of the sheriff’s business in your thoughts and prayers,’’ Lockhart mentioned in a push launch.

Legal professional Standard Steve Marshall made available the following assertion in response to the line of obligation demise of Chambers County Deputy Sheriff J’Mar Colin Abel on June 20, 2022.

Alabama Attorney Steve Marshall launched this statement adhering to Able’s death:

“At roughly 4:30pm, Deputy Abel was assisting in a automobile pursuit of a suspect from a neighboring county when he dropped regulate of his patrol vehicle when rounding a curve. He lost his lifestyle in the crash. The suspect was apprehended.

“Deputy Sheriff Abel is the seventh Alabama legislation enforcement officer to perish in the line of obligation this year, providing his all to fulfil his oath to guard and provide the general public. His loss reminds us of the sacrifice that our law enforcement heroes make for us just about every working day. We can never ever repay them.”

Abel is survived by his fiancée, Jasmine Gaddist, of Auburn, and his father, Martin Abel, of Rainbow Metropolis.

“Deputy Abel’s reduction is an indescribable tragedy for the Chambers County Sheriff’s Business office, his neighborhood local community and the condition of Alabama,’’ said ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor. “We be a part of the relaxation of the legislation enforcement group in mourning the decline of this true profession and devoted public servant.”