PLAINS, TX (PRESS RELEASE) - On August 5, 2017, Yoakum County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Matthew Fann tragically lost his life in the line of duty while serving the citizens of this county.
While responding to a crash, Deputy Fann lost control of his unit and tragically rolled. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Justice of the Peace. The crash is currently under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Deputy Fann began working for the Yoakum County Sheriff's Office on March 01, 2016. He worked as a jailer until he was moved to patrol on July 29 of that same year. He became a volunteer fire fighter for the City of Plains and offered his services to the City of Seagraves as a Police Officer during his off-duty hours. He was recently appointed as the City of Plains Fire Marshall and looked forward to his new duty.
Deputy Fann brought to this county countless hours of training, dedication, and a never-ending drive to better himself. He was always eager to do anything asked of him and tackled everything with the enthusiasm. Even after the worst of days, Jason always had a smile on his face and found a way to maintain a positive, respectful attitude.
Because of his love for law enforcement, Jason always looked for ways to improve himself and was determined to be the best law enforcement officer possible. Not only was he eager to learn, he was equally eager to spread his knowledge to other law enforcement personnel and future law enforcement hopefuls. He was certified through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement as an instructor and trained officers in many different areas. He instructed Law Enforcement classes at the South Plains Association of Government Academy.
Jason will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was dedicated to his community, his agencies, and most importantly to both his family and his brothers and sisters in law enforcement. He leaves behind his wife and two children.
We are thankful for the opportunity to know and to work with Jason. Missed but not forgotten.
(Press release from Yoakum County Sheriff's Office)
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