Hero Down: Asher Officer Jarate Condit Killed On Way To Academy

Asher Reserve Officer Jarate Condit was on his way to police academy training when he crashed in his patrol car.

Asher, OK – An Asher Police Department (APD) reserve officer was killed in a fiery motor vehicle crash six miles north of the town he served on Tuesday, police said.

APD Reserve Officer Jarate Condit, 23, was on his way to police academy training in his Ford Crown Victoria patrol car vehicle at approximately 5:24 p.m., when the officer attempted to pass another motorist, and veered off of the right side of the roadway, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.

The patrol car collided with a cement culvert, rolled, and came to rest in a ravine, where it burst into flames, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OPD) told KFOR.

Good Samaritans rushed to Officer Condit’s aid, and pulled him from the cruiser, which was soon engulfed, KOKH reported.

Officer Condit, who was also a volunteer firefighter, was pronounced dead at the scene, The Shawnee News-Star reported.

Investigators said the officer was wearing a seatbelt, and that there were reports of freezing drizzle and wet roadways in the area on the day of the fatal crash.

The incident is still under investigation.

Officer Condit joined the department in October, 2017, and also worked full-time for a company in Stratford, APD Chief Tommy Gregg told the Shawnee News-Star.

Officer Condit was so ecstatic about being a police officer, that he accidentally fell asleep in his tactical boots the first night he got them, his fiancé, Tiffany Bulin, told KOKH.

“He was very proud of his uniform,” she said.

Bulin said that, just hours before his death, Officer Condit had asked her to marry him.

“We were going to wait until Valentine’s Day to tell everyone, tell his family,” she said.

The couple planned to move into a new home together on Sunday.

“I would just give anything for him to be here,” Bulin said through tears.

According to his obituary, Officer Condit has one son, Graysen.

Officer Condit will be laid to rest on Feb. 12.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Asher Police Department Reserve Officer Jarate Condit, both blood and blue. Godspeed, we will take the watch from here.

Thank you for your service.

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Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Terrible news. It looks like this guy's life was about to take some positive turns. When I was 23, I drove recklessly just like this. I've only been in one accident and the car was totaled but I was lucky to walk away with not a scratch on me. Fortunately, that was enough to slow my ass down a little and not treat the highway like my personal raceway.

Best wishes for his fiance and son.

VicG
VicG

Condolences to family and department. Rest in Peace Brother...

b1rd
b1rd

So sad to hear stories like this. Truly heartbreaking.

b1rd
b1rd

@Bluesupporter I think Hi_estComnDenomn is trying to show he has superior driving abilities and common sense. Seems as though that's how he rolls.