Yoakum County, Texas - A Yoakum County law enforcement officer was killed in a crash while he was responding to an accident Saturday evening, according to authorities.
Yoakum County Deputy Sheriff Jason Fann was responding to crash involving a tractor-trailer on State Highway 214 at about 6 PM when he lost control of his vehicle and it rolled over. Officer Fann was pronounced dead at the scene.
The collision occurred about two miles south of the city of Plains. Texas Department of Public Safety officers also responded to the tractor-trailer crash. The driver of the tractor-trailer was taken to the hospital in Denver City, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
Officer Fann, 28, was also a police officer in the city of Seagraves. The Seagraves Police Department announced the tragic news on its Facebook page.
“The Staff of the Seagraves Police Department are with heavy heart tonight as we have learned that one of our Police Officers in Seagraves, Jason Fann who is also a Deputy Sheriff in Yoakum County was involved in a traffic accident while answering a call in Yoakum County," The Seagraves Police stated.
"Officer Jason Fann did not survive the accident. We ask for prayers from the public for Officer Fann’s family, friends, and co-workers. Jason Fann wil be sorely missed by all.”
The collision remains under investigation.
According to Officer Fann’s Facebook page, he had a wife and two young children. Officer Fann also listed on Facebook that he had just started working as a Fire Marshal at the Plains Fire Department.
Officer Fann posted on Facebook, July 25, 2016: “Greater love hath no man than this, that man lay down his life for his friends. – John 15:13”
The Yoakum County Sheriff’s Office is located in Denver City, which is about 16 miles west of the city of Seagraves, which has a population of 2,820.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer Jason Fann. Rest easy, hero. We'll hold the line from here.