Tulare County flies flags at half-staff to remember deputy

The Fresno BeeDecember 27, 2013 

DEPUTY KILLED

A Tulare County Sheriff's deputy was killed early Tuesday in a single-vehicle crash while he was transporting prisoners, the department reported.Correctional Deputy Jeremy Meyst, 31, of Visalia died of injuries received when he was ejected from an inmate transportation van on Road 204 south of Highway 198 near the Friant Kern Canal, spokeswoman Chris Douglass said. Two inmates in the van sustained minor injuries.

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U.S. flags at Tulare County buildings were flown at half-staff Friday in remembrance of a sheriff's deputy who died Tuesday.

Deputy Jeremy Meyst, a nine-year veteran of the Tulare County Sheriff's Department, died Tuesday in a car accident while taking two inmates from the Porterville jail to the main jail in Visalia.

The flags will continue to be flown at half-staff until Meyst's funeral on Jan. 6, said county Board of Supervisors Chairman Pete Vander Poel. Services for Meyst will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 6 at Visalia First Assembly of God at 3737 S. Akers St. in Visalia, the sheriff's department said.

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