Today we honor a fallen Fresno County Sheriff Deputy Jeff Isaac who was killed in the line of duty, Sept 8, 1997, 26 years ago – a solo vehicle accident near the City of Reedley CA, and only minutes from where Jeff and his family lived.
To date we still don’t really know what happened the night of the vehicle accident which took Jeff’s life. Many of you hired with Jeff were working the night he was killed. The heartbreaking thing about this, Jeff was alive and talking at the crash site. He died as a result of the crash at UMC Hospital. Jeff left behind a young family, along with loving parents and siblings who I know miss him deeply each day.
Jeff was such a great guy and was very well liked by the community he served. Jeff cared about the community he lived in. I saw this quality first hand on many occasions while working as a partner with Jeff back in my early days as a 108 reserve. Those of you who are still here and worked around Jeff remember that quality. His positive nature was infectious to us all. Jeff was a teacher in many ways and never knew the impact he would have on people.
Spencer and Chantelle, Jeff’s children, have grown up to be beautiful and successful adults. Jeff Isaac was an honorable man and it shows through his children as well as through his family.
Take the time today to remember Jeff Isaac.
We will always honor him and we will never forget him. God Bless