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By Michael Tonder
Special to the Ledger 

Deputy killed in crash


June 13, 2019

Monroe County Sheriff’s deputy Julius Dailey, 28, was killed in the line of duty early Monday morning when he lost control of his vehicle while responding to a burglary call.

According to Monroe County Sheriff Tom Boatwright, at 11:58 p.m. Monday, the 911 center received a call of a burglary in progress on Highway 41 near Franklin.

Deputy Dailey responded to the call and was in route when his vehicle veered off the road on Highway 41 a mile north of Monroeville. Boatwright said that Dailey overcorrected the vehicle, causing it to flip and hit a tree.

Monroeville Fire Rescue responded to the accident and had to extricate Dailey from the vehicle. He was then taken to Monroe County Hospital, where LifeFlight was called. He was pronounced dead soon thereafter.

Dailey was a graduate of Monroe County High School and served in law enforcement for many years.

“Anyone that knew Jay knew that he was full of life,” Boatwright said. “He was easily recognized by the big smile he kept on his face. Please keep Jay's young daughter, his family, his friends, our communities, and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office in your thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time.”

Dailey's funeral is scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m., at the Antioch Baptist Church in Tunnel Springs.


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