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Nash County deputy laid to rest today

Published: Nov. 26, 2020 at 10:03 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 4, 2020 at 11:46 AM EST
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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WITN) - A Nash County deputy who died in the line of duty will be laid to rest Friday.

A funeral service for Deputy Jared Allison will be at 1 p.m. at Englewood Baptist Church in Rocky Mount.

After that, there will be a procession of law enforcement to Wheeler-Woodlief Funeral Home. The procession will travel up Winstead Avenue to Sunset Avenue, and then all the way down Sunset Avenue through Nashville and onto US 64 East before heading to the funeral home. Anyone is welcome to stand along the side of the road around 2 p.m. to watch.

Allison was hospitalized after a crash Thanksgiving night. He was trying to pull over someone on a motorcycle on Highway 301. He passed away Tuesday night.

Allison was with the sheriff’s office for 2.5 years and was an army veteran.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to Saving Grace NC Animal Rescue, 13400 Old Creedmoor Road, Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587.

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A funeral service has been set for a Nash County deputy who died in the line of duty following a Thanksgiving night crash.

Wednesday a procession escorted the body of 26-year-old Jared Allison from Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, where he died Tuesday night, to Wheeler-Woodlief Funeral Home in Rocky Mount.

The funeral home says a service will be held on Friday, December 4th at 1:00 p.m. at Englewood Baptist Church in Rocky Mount.

The obituary says, “The family would like to thank all for their prayers of comfort and support, especially the Nash County Sheriff’s Department, Nash County EMS, and the staff at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.”

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jared’s memory to Saving Grace NC Animal Rescue, 13400 Old Creedmoor Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587.

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The body of a fallen Nash County deputy was escorted home Wednesday morning.

The Nash County Sheriff’s Office, state troopers, and other local law enforcement escorted the body of Deputy Jared Allison to Wheeler-Woodlief Funeral Home in Rocky Mount.

The procession started at Vidant Medical Center and went up Highway 11 to U.S. 64. An estimated 100 emergency vehicles took part in the procession, some as far away as the Raleigh-Durham area.

At the funeral home, fire department ladder trucks from Nashville and Rocky Mount suspended a large American flag over the highway.

Gov. Roy Cooper has ordered all North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Thursday.

The 26-year-old had been hospitalized at Vidant Medical Center since Thanksgiving. He was hit while on the job on Highway 301. Deputies say he was trying to stop a motorcycle when he went through an intersection with his sirens and lights on. A car coming through the intersection hit Allison, sending his SUV into the median. His car flipped over, and he was thrown out.

Allison served with the Nash County Sheriff’s Office for 2.5 years and was an Army veteran.

Sheriff Keith Stone is asking for prayers for the family as they grieve the loss of a hero. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

Deputy Jared Allison
Deputy Jared Allison(Nash County Sheriff's Office)

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The Nash County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was seriously injured in a Thanksgiving evening crash has died.

Deputy Jared Michael Allison, who had been hospitalized at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville since November 26th, succumbed to his injuries Tuesday.

Deputy Allison was working on Thanksgiving as part of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office participation in the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s Thanksgiving Campaign to ensure driver safety during the holiday.

Sheriff Keith Stone said, “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.”

Deputy Allison served with the Nash County Sheriff’s Office for 2.5 years and was assigned to the office’s traffic team, which is funded by a grant from the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program. Deputy Jared Michael Allison was a U.S. Army veteran and an avid animal lover and rescuer.

The 26-year-old deputy is survived by his 9-year-old son, Colt Michael Allison; his wife, Brenae Allison; and his parents, Scott Allison and Angela McClellan.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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The Nash County Sheriff says one of his deputies is unresponsive and in critical condition after crash.

Sheriff Keith Stone says Deputy Jared Allison is at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

During a press conference Friday afternoon, Stone said Allison had just finished a traffic stop near May Drive when he noticed a motorcyclist driving recklessly.

The sheriff says Allison had started to drive after the motorcyclist and had his lights and sirens on when he went through an intersection on Highway 301. A vehicle coming through the intersection hit Allison’s vehicle, sending his SUV into the median where it hit a culvert, overturned, and threw the deputy out.

Nash County deputy involved in crash
Nash County deputy involved in crash(WITN)

“I ask the people and citizens of Nash County and across America to keep these first responders in their prayers. Pray with us for the family and ensure he makes it through this very critical time,” Stone said.

The motorcycle rider did not stay at the scene.

“I can’t speculate even if the motorcyclist knew we were behind him,” Stone said.

The sheriff says the driver of the vehicle that hit Allison’s SUV has not been charged but that the investigation is ongoing.

Allison has been with the sheriff’s office for about two and a half years.

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The Nash County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy was involved in a crash on Thursday night.

According to WRAL in Raleigh, Deputy Jared Allison was critically hurt while attempting to stop a motorcycle on U.S. 301 in Rocky Mount when he hit another car trying to cross the highway.

Witnesses said the deputy’s car flipped multiple times.

“He immediately went air bound, he went into the air and the SUV flipped probably 10 to 20 times. It flipped about 5-10 times in the air and then it hit the ground a few more times. He hit it very, very hard,” said Jeffrey Daniels, a witness to the crash.

Officials said the deputy was taken to the hospital. The deputy’s condition is unknown at this time.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

The sheriff’s office asked for prayers for all involved.

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