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Deschutes County sheriff’s deputy dies in crash

July 23, 2019

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Deschutes County sheriff’s deputy has been killed in a motorcycle crash in Wheeler County.

The Oregon State Police said Tuesday that 48-year-old Christopher Jones was driving on Highway 207 when his motorcycle went off the road and crashed.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jones had been with the Deschutes County sheriff’s office since 2007 and had worked as a sheriff’s deputy in Lane County before that.

KTVZ-TV reports that last year, Jones was cleared of wrongdoing after he fired two shots at a fleeing suspect.

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Information from: KTVZ-TV, http://www.ktvz.com/

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