Family speaks about state trooper killed by vehicle while jogging in Lauderdale Co.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -
Many in the Shoals community are devastated after the death of an Alabama State Trooper. 34-year-old Jason Hewett was killed after he was struck by a car on County Road 137 in Lauderdale County.
On Saturday family, friends, and colleagues will be saying good bye to Hewett at his funeral inside Cross Point Church in Florence. The family says Hewett was not only an outstanding law officer, but a loving husband and father of four.
Hewett was a 2006 graduate of the Alabama State Trooper Academy and served Lauderdale County since graduation.
Jason’s family says he enjoyed running to keep in shape, following the Toronto Maple Leafs, watching Alabama football, and loved anything 80′s. His colleagues say he was well respected and spent his entire career protecting others.
Authorities confirm an off-duty state trooper was killed in Lauderdale County Tuesday morning,
Authorities confirm the victim was struck by a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado on County Road 137 about four miles northwest of Florence. It happened at about 9 a.m. Police and the sheriff’s office confirmed he was jogging when he was struck.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency confirmed the victim as 34-year-old Jason William Hewett, a Florence resident and Alabama State Trooper. Hewett was a 2006 graduate of the Alabama State Trooper Academy and was assigned to the Highway Patrol Division in Lauderdale County of the Quad Cities Trooper Post.
Hewett was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Chevrolet’s driver was not injured. ALEA is investigating the crash.
Hewett was a graduate of Brooks High School where he played football and track and field, ultimately serving as team captain. In 2002 he attended the University of North Alabama to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice.
Hewett married his Kellie Pitts in 2006 prior to his acceptance into the Alabama State Trooper Academy. Hewett is survived by his wife Kellie and their four children, Branton, Ella Kate and Addie Jae and Evie Kole.
To read his full obituary, click here. The funeral for Hewett will be at 2 p.m. at the Cross Point Church of Christ on Saturday, November 10. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. The burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens.
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