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Officer Down: North Carolina Officer Dies as Result of Thanksgiving Day Crash

Officer Down: North Carolina Officer Dies as Result of Thanksgiving Day Crash

by Leah AnayaDecember 2, 2020

Nash County, NC – On Thanksgiving Day, Nash County Deputy Jared Allison was involved in a collision in Rocky Mount, near U.S. 301 and May Drive.

On Tuesday, Deputy Allison, 26, died as a result of that crash. Sheriff Keith Stone said in a statement that the deputy was ejected through the passenger side door. Sheriff Stone also said that Deputy Allison had just completed a traffic stop when he was called to respond to a motorcycle driving in a “careless and reckless manner.”

Local affiliate ABC11 reported that an eyewitness said the patrol vehicle, a Ford Explorer, flipped about seven times after he swerved to avoid hitting a vehicle, a white Nissan Maxima which was not part of the reckless driving complaint. After swerving, he hit a cement culvert tunnel on the side of the road. The driver of the Maxima is said to be without major injury.

Deputy Allison was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville in a “very critical” condition, succumbing to his injuries on Tuesday. Allison leaves behind a wife and a nine-year-old son. Chief Stone said Deputy Allison was a “phenomenal officer.”

Chief Stone stated, “We ask everyone to keep Jared’s family as well as our deputies in your prayers as we all grieve the loss of a hero who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the citizens of Nash County.” Allison’s body is said to have been escorted to Wheeler-Woodlief Funeral Home Wednesday by several local law enforcement agencies.

The driver of the motorcycle did not stop and has not been located.

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Leah Anaya
Leah Anaya
Leah Anaya is a medically retired police officer. She served for three years at the Oakland Police Department, and just under five at a department in Washington State. Before that, she was an intelligence analyst in the US Army. She is now a stay at home mom living with her husband, who is still serving as a police officer, and their three children. She also grew up as the daughter of a police officer in California. Leah is now a writer and Deputy Editor at Law Enforcement News Network as well as the Business Manager for Washington State FOP. She's a peer support advocate for The Wounded Blue and Serve and Protect. You can find her on social media @leahmsanaya or at
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