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On-duty Arkansas officer dies in single-vehicle crash after suffering medical emergency

Earle, Arkansas – The small town of Earle, Arkansas, is mourning the loss of one of its police officers. Officer Kaylen Jacobs tragically passed away following a serious crash on the evening of November 22. The news has sent shockwaves through the community and beyond.

The crash occurred at approximately 8:05 p.m. on Highway 118. Crittenden County deputies were the first responders to the accident site. They discovered Officer Jacobs’ patrol vehicle by the side of the road. Upon finding him unresponsive inside the vehicle, they immediately attempted to provide medical assistance. Sadly, despite their efforts and the subsequent arrival of Crittenden County EMS, Officer Jacobs was found to be not breathing and without a pulse.

Jacobs was then rushed to the Baptist Memorial Hospital in a critical condition. It was there that he succumbed to his injuries. The cause of the crash, according to officials, was a major medical emergency Officer Jacobs experienced while driving, leading to his vehicle veering off the road. Significantly, Mayor Jaylen Smith confirmed that no other vehicles were involved in this unfortunate event.

Cindy Murphy, representing the Arkansas Department of Public Safety, highlighted the fact that Officer Jacobs was on duty at the time of his fatal accident. This detail underscores the risks and challenges faced by law enforcement officers every day.

The Arkansas State Police have taken charge of investigating the crash to understand the full circumstances of this tragic event. Officer Jacobs’ remains were escorted back to his hometown of Osceola by a police convoy, a fitting tribute to a man who served his community with dedication.

Olivia Martinez

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