A deputy for the Jefferson Davis County Police Department has been killed while being active in the line of duty.
Pat Barnes passed away from injuries sustained in a car accident while attempting to assist Prentiss Police Department in a fight at the Western Motel. In doing so, Barnes lost control of his vehicle and collided with a tree.
Sheriff Ron Strickland posted a statement on the department’s Facebook page regarding the accident.
“Deputy Barnes’s sacrifice while in service to the citizens of Jefferson Davis County, no matter the span of time cannot go unmentioned. We will honor him, his family and his memory and never forget what happened to this deputy on April 10, 2021. SO-10 Deputy Pat Barnes, We will take it from here Brother.”