DEKALB COUNTY, Mo. — A sheriff in Dekalb County lost his life due to injuries from a vehicle crash.
According to the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Andy Clark on his way to help one of his deputies trying to catch a man accused of fleeing after stealing a package of beer when the crash happened around 11:20 a.m.
Clark took office back in September, 2016.
This is the first sheriff since 1994, according to the sheriff’s department, to die while in the line-of-duty in Missouri. That sheriff was named Roy Bassett from Maries County.
Bassett was shot and killed while helping Missouri State Highway Patrol investigate a minor traffic accident.
Clark had a wife and four young children.