Deputy Sheriff Matt Jones was struck and killed by a vehicle as he and the chief of the Riesel Police Department assisted a disabled motorist on Texas 6 near County Road 190.
Another vehicle approaching the scene hydroplaned on the wet road surface and struck both officers. Deputy Jones was killed and the police chief was seriously injured. Deputy Jones’ canine partner was in their patrol car and was not injured.
Deputy Jones had served with the Falls County Sheriff’s Office for four years. He is survived by his wife, parents, and siblings.