Tulare County Board of Supervisors Chairman Pete Vander Poel requested United States flags be flown at half-staff at all Tulare County buildings in remembrance of Tulare County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Meyst.
“Our thoughts are prayers go out to the family of Jeremy Meyst and all the families who have lost young men who died serving our county,” Vander Poel said. “Tulare County will fly our flags at half-staff and encourage individuals, businesses and other organizations to join us in remembrance of Jeremy Meyst for his sacrifice.”
He added that flags would be flown at half-staff until the date of Meyst’s services.
According to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, Meyst, while on duty on Christmas Eve, was involved in a single vehicle traffic accident while transporting two inmates from the Porterville Substation to the Main Jail in Visalia. Deputy Meyst was a nine-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department.