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Today we honor a fallen Fresno County Sheriff Deputy Jeff Isaac who was killed in the line of duty, Sept 8, 1997 – 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 it is Jeff was alive and talking at the crash site. Jeff 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 days as a 108 reserve. Jeff was stern and the criminals actually thanked him at times while in the backseat of a patrol car. Those of you who worked around Jeff remember that quality. We still talk about him today and miss him dearly.
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. The Isaac family has been instrumental and an inspiration of how we keep someone’s memory alive within our agency. The startup of Central Cal COPS is attributed to Jeff’s father Leon Isaac – who has helped many families out during their darkest hours in life.
Take the time today to remember Jeffery Sean Isaac and pray for his family.
We will always honor him and we will never forget him. God Bless