Robert Hurst, a member of the governing board of Strength for Service with 43 years of law enforcement experience, presents devotional books to Nacogdoches County Sheriff Jason Bridges,
Devotional books given in memory of deputy sheriff
NACOGDOCHES, Texas--Bob Hurst, a reserve deputy sheriff, provided copies of Strength for Service to God and Community to all members of the Nacogdoches Sheriff’s office following the death of Deputy Sheriff Brad Jimmerson.
Nicknamed “Boo Boo” by his friends, Brad was killed by traffic while picking up debris on a highway.
Many officers spoke of Brad’s ability to walk into a tense situation and have people laughing and working together before he left. If the situation turned bad, Brad was that guy they wanted there with them.
His death had a strong impact on area law enforcement, with his funeral growing so large it was moved to the basketball coliseum at Stephen F. Austin State University.
“These folks were hurting,” said Bob, “and we just wanted to offer comfort in some way. Our Sheriff was extremely supportive of the effort to help his people.”