February 27, 2023

Jones County remembers fallen officer Randy Chancellor on 22nd anniversary of his death

Mary Apel

Jones County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Glenn Randall “Randy” Chancellor (Jones 10) was only 48 years old when he was killed in the line of duty by a drunk driver on Wednesday, February 28, 2001.

Twenty-two years will have passed this Tuesday, February 28th, but the pain from that darkest hour is still felt among Deputy Randy Chancellor’s family, friends, and fellow law enforcement officers.

The “Officer Down Memorial Page” (odmp.org) listed the following information after notification of Deputy Chancellor’s Line Of Duty Death:

“Deputy Glenn Chancellor was killed when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver.

While Deputy Chancellor was responding to a call, another vehicle was traveling towards his patrol car from the opposite direction at a high rate of speed. As he attempted to move out of the vehicle’s path, Deputy Chancellor’s vehicle was struck head on.

The driver of the vehicle that struck Deputy Chancellor had a .27 BAC. He was convicted of charges related to the accident and sentenced to 15 months in prison, 15 months of house arrest, and five years probation.

Deputy Chancellor is survived by his wife and two daughters.”

We honor Deputy Randy Chancellor’s service and remember him as a brother and a friend.  May God continue to hold his family close as they remember the man that Jones 10 was. Twenty-two years seems just like yesterday.

Deputy Randy Chancellor
End Of Watch: 28 February 2001

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