Reserve Deputy Sheriff
James Alan Driver
Monroe County Sheriff's Department
Monday, March 29, 2021

Age: 38
Served: 2 years, 8 months
Badge #: 53-49
Not Included
Included (2021)

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Automobile accident
Date/Time of Incident:
Monday, March 29, 2021
04:00 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
State Road 45 north of Eller Road
Incident County:
Monroe
Incident Township:
Van Buren
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
None
Burial Place:
Undetermined

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   Reserve Deputy Sheriff James Driver was killed in a two-vehicle accident while responding to another traffic accident.

   He was responding southbound with his emergency lights and siren activated when his squad car was struck north of the intersection.

   A 22-year-old male driver of a northbound truck and trailer attempted to stop but lost control and crossed into the oncoming lane where the trailer collided with his squad car.

   His squad car rolled off the road before stopping, ejecting him from the vehicle. He was transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital where he died from his injuries.

   Reserve Deputy Sheriff Driver is survived by his wife, Anna (née Argenbright); daughter, LilyAnne Marie; stepsons, Beau and Franklin Woodruff; parents, Alan and Kathleen (née Keys); sister, Maria Yazamaidi; and maternal grandmother, Annie Keys.

Historical Notes

• Reserve Deputy Sheriff Driver is the second of four Indiana line of duty deaths in 2021.
• He is the third line of duty death of the Monroe County Sheriff's Department.
• His line of duty death is the eighth that has originated from Monroe County.

This memorial honors an officer whose eligibility has been preliminarily determined to meet the criteria of a line of duty death.


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