Governor Kay Ivey has directed flags be flown at half-staff in honor of Montgomery County Deputy Sheriff Jermyius Young on the day of his interment on Monday.

On April 5, Young succumbed to injuries he sustained in a vehicle crash while responding to a call on the evening of April 3.  A 21-year-old deputy sheriff who began his career at age 18, Young was dedicated to protecting and serving the citizens of Montgomery County throughout his service.

Ivey said, "I am directing flags be lowered to half-staff on Monday, April 15, 2024, in remembrance of Montgomery County Deputy Sheriff Jermyius Young, who tragically lost his life in the line of duty."

"I ask Alabamians to join me in prayer for Deputy Young's family, friends, and colleagues at the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office during this difficult time. Deputy Young's sacrifice is a stark reminder of the risks law enforcement officers face every day to keep our communities safe."

Flags are to fly at half-staff on the day of Deputy Young’s interment and remain lowered until sunset that day.

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