Highway dedicated to deceased deputy
Sheriff Boudreaux unveils sign in memory of Deputy Jeremy Meyst who died transporting inmates in Dec. 2013
VISALIA – Tulare County Sheriff’s deputies, along with Sheriff Mike Boudreaux, paid respect to one of their own who had died while serving in the line of duty.
Boudreaux and more than 100 others gathered at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office to honor fallen TCSO Deputy Jeremy Meyst with the unveiling of the “Correctional Deputy Jeremy W. Meyst Memorial Highway” sign.
During last week’s ceremony, Boudreaux presented Meyst’s family, including his two sons, Joshua and Eric with plaques similar to signs that now stand on Ben Maddox Way just north of the St. Johns River and just south of Ave. 328.
“We are so grateful for Deputy Meyst’s service to the people of Tulare County,” Boudreaux said. “And we hope that if you find yourself driving by his memorial sign, you will pause to thank him, too.”
Meyst was hired by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office in 2004 as a Detention Services Officer. In 2006, he was promoted to Correctional Deputy. His last assignment was at the Sheriff’s Main Jail. He was killed in a single-vehicle accident in an inmate transport van on Christmas Eve 2013 on Road 204, south of Highway 198 near the Friant Kern Canal Bridge.
He was raised in Visalia and graduated from Mt. Whitney High School in 2001. Deputy Meyst was hired by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office in 2004 as a Detention Services Officer. In April of 2006, he was promoted to Correctional Deputy. His last assignment was at the Main Jail.
Deputy Meyst is survived by his mother, Judy Meyst; his father, Gerald Meyst; his wife Sarah; and two sons.