Tulare County Board of Supervisors Chairman Pete Vander Poel today requested all United States flags to be flown at half-staff at all 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,” Chairman 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.”
Chairman Vander Poel said flags will be flown at half-staff to the date of Meyst's services.
According to the Sheriff's Department, Jeremy Meyst, while on duty on Dec. 24, 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 9-year veteran of the Sheriff's Department.