On June 4 th , 2019 at approximately 5:00 p.m. the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an “Agency Assist” in the 2900 block of Interstate 30. Initial information was that a 30 year old male had went under water and had not resurfaced. Campbell VFD, Cash VFD water rescue and AMR were also dispatched. Deputy’s Alan Sandlin, Jon Knudson and Jeff Money arrived on scene first and were informed the subject was still under water. Deputies removed their gun belts and vests and entered the pond to attempt to locate the victim. The water was very deep and eventually the Deputies had to be pulled from the pond by a rope. Sgt. Mike Radney arrived and immediately took over the search. Cash Water Rescue, Campbell VFD and AMR arrived and assisted in the search and the subject was located under water. The victim was removed from the water and life saving measures began immediately. AMR transported him to Hunt Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased a short time later
The victim is identified as Alvin Deantwone Jones, 30 years of age from Greenville Texas. Justice of the Peace Kerry Crews conducted the inquest and ordered an autopsy.
Sheriff Meeks stated: “My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Jones’ family today, this young man had his whole life ahead of him. I commend Deputies Sandlin, Knudson, Money, Valenzuela and Sgt. Radney because they disregarded their own safety and did everything humanly possible to find Mr. Jones. Cash water Rescue, AMR and Campbell VFD also worked very hard to save Mr. Jones and I ask that you also keep all the first responders in your prayers”.
On 6/4/2019 Hunt County Sheriffs Office along with Campbell Fire & Cash Rescue responded to the Campbell area for a subject who had went under water in a pond and never resurfaced.
Hunt County Officers were the first of several first responders to make scene. Instead of our officers standing on the banks looking in, several officers jumped into action. We have been told by several sources that when officers arrived, they quickly removed their gun belts, and jumped into the pond to start searching for the drowning victim.
We have been told 4 to 5 of the on scene Hunt County Officers were in the water when Cash Rescue arrived on scene. Upon arrival we are told, all officers but 1 removed themselves from the pond, to allow Cash Rescue to get their rescue team into the water. The Hunt County Officer that stayed in the water, pinpointed the location to assist Cash Assistant Chief Matt Barecky & Captain Hayden St John bring the subject back above water. At this time, the victim is in care of the Hunt Regional Memorial Hospital, the condition, or identity is not being released.
We want to Thank the Hunt County Sheriffs Department for your officers jumping into action, when they didn’t have to. This is what makes me proud to be a Hunt County Resident.
Continued prayers for the family and first responders that were on scene today.
UPDATE: Subject was found and pulled from the water. Hunt County EMS has started CPR and is enroute to the Hospital. The area still does have a presence of First Reponders. Please do not go into the area until it is all clear.
As of 5:38 P.M Hunt County Sheriffs Office along with DPS, Hunt County EMS, Cash Rescue & Campbell Fire units are on scene of a possible Drowning off of I-30 near mile marker 99.
As of now we know Hunt County units were dispatched to a residence off of I-30, on the South side of the highway. for a caller who advised a subject went under water and never resurfaced. Cash Fire does have their water rescue team searching the water at this time, being assisted by Campbell Fire & Hunt County EMS. Avoid this area, service road at this time is down to one lane.
A little after 3:00am this morning HCSO, Commerce Fire Department, Campbell FD and Wolfe City responded to a reported structure fire in the 2200 block of PR 4327. Caller reports flames and smoke in their house. Greenville FD was also toned for this fire. Arriving units state house is fully involved. All occupants are in front yard. Power company requested to the scene. HCEMS was put on standby as this is now a 2 alarm structure fire. Commerce Ecorps requested for rehab