By Sid Riley
Non Duty Related Single Vehicle Crash Occurs On River Road
This Sunday, Jackson County Sheriff Lou Roberts sadly announced the death of one of his senior deputies. Deputy Sheriff Kevin Wright (35) was apparently on his way home, traveling north on River Road near Sneads early Sunday morning in his personal vehicle when the vehicle left the roadway and overturned. He was ejected from the car as it overturned several times. He died as a result of injuries sustained in the incident.
"He was one of those who loved helping others, and he set an example for all who knew him. He will be greatly missed." Sheriff Roberts stated. Wright had been with the Department since 1998, serving as a School Resource Deputy on assignment at Jackson Alternative School and at Hope School on an "as needed basis", at the time of his death.
Deputy Wright was well liked by the students, and always presented a positive image. The flag at Jackson Alternative School will be flown at half mast in his honor until after the funeral. He will be given full departmental honors by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department at his funeral.
Kevin Wright was a 1991 graduate of Sneads High School. He leaves behind an eight year old daughter, Madeline Grace Wright, who is this year’s "Little Miss Sneads". His father, Jimmy Wright, is a Sneads City Councilman. The official obituary is presented in this issue. Our condolences go out to his family.