Update: Stafford deputy dies after crash

From The Free Lance-Star: Update: Stafford deputy dies after crash:

The Stafford Sheriff’s Office released the following statement early this morning:

“With great sadness and a profound sense of loss the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office announces the death of Deputy Jason Edward Mooney. Deputy Mooney died as a result of single car accident while responding to an accident on I-95 at 10:25 tonight.

“Deputy Mooney was following a Stafford County Rescue Emergency Vehicle when he lost control of his vehicle.

“Deputy Mooney was transported to Mary Washington Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“Deputy Jason Mooney was 24 years old, born in Binghamton, New York on August 5, 1983.

“Deputy Mooney had been with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office for 1 year and 6 months and began his employment on March 27, 2006 as a Deputy Sheriff I – Field Operations.

“Before joining the Sheriff’s Office, Jason served in the Marine Corps as a Supply Administration and Operations Clerk for the 4th Marine Division. Deputy Mooney served 6 months in Al-asad, Iraq. During his time in the military he received the National Defense Operation Iraq Freedom Award, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with the “M” device, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and the Certificate of Appreciation.

“The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office has suffered a great loss” states Sheriff Charles Jett. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, his fiancé and his many friends. Jason was committed to public service and dedicated to helping the citizens of Stafford County. Jason was not only a Sheriff’s Deputy but was also a volunteer fireman with Compnay 2. He will be greatly missed.”

“His passing will leave a void in our hearts and his absence will be felt by the entire Stafford County Sheriff’s Office and the entire Stafford County community.” States Sheriff Jett.

“Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. More information will follow.”

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