ALEA PRESS RELEASE: On-Duty Chambers County Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Traffic Crash


MONTGOMERY – A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 3:38 p.m. Monday,
June 20, has claimed the life of a Chambers County Sheriff’s Deputy. J’mar C. Abel, 24, of
Auburn, was fatality injured while on patrol. Deputy Abel was driving his assigned patrol
vehicle, a 2017 Ford Explorer when the vehicle left the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned. Deputy Abel was transported to the Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange, Ga., where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The crash occurred on Chambers County 278, approximately five miles south of Roanoke, in Chambers County.

“On behalf of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, I would like to offer my sincerest
condolences to the family and friends of Chambers County Sheriff’s Deputy J’mar Abel. Deputy Abel’s loss is an indescribable tragedy for the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office, his local community and the State of Alabama,” said ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor. “We join the rest of the law enforcement community in mourning the loss of this true professional and devoted public servant.”

Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.