Dyer County deputy dies in off-duty crash

Dyer County deputy dies in off-duty crash

CROCKETT COUNTY, TN (WMC) - A Dyer County deputy was killed in a crash in Crockett County this week.

The flag at the Dyer County Sheriff's Office is at half-staff and a white cruiser draped with a flag in memory of Deputy Clint Wallace

Wallace, 39, was killed after his Ford F-150 went off the road on Highway 412, hitting a guardrail and rolling, Tennessee Highway Patrol officials told WBBJ.

Wallace was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

"Very sad, very sad. It's a loss for Dyer County," Dyersburg resident Hope Woods said.

The loss felt by everyone in the tight-knit community. Take a drive through the town square, you'll see black and white ribbons and balloons left over from a processional that brought deputy Wallace's body back home.

"It was about 100 something cars, so everybody liked him. He was a pretty good guy," Dyersburg resident Duan Humphrey said.

Deputies said Wallace was off duty when he was involved in a single-vehicle car accident in Crockett County on Wednesday.

He was taken to Jackson Madison County General Hospital by ambulance then transferred to Regional Medical Center where he died Thursday.

"We got a lot of support around here for the law enforcement," Dyersburg resident Robbie Joiner said.

Wallace was a K-9 Officer for the Dyer County Sheriff's Office for five years. He also served with the United States Army from 2005 - 2010, and was a husband and father to two girls.

"My prayers are with y'all. It's a loss and I'm so sorry. I hate it had to happen," Woods said.

Funeral services for Deputy Wallace are set for Sunday, Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. at Dyer County High School.

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