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Funeral arrangements set for Monroe County deputy killed during weekend

Updated - Funeral arrangements are now complete for a Monroe County sheriff’s deputy who lost his life after being struck by a vehicle Saturday night.

Posted: Jul 27, 2020 9:34 AM
Updated: Jul 29, 2020 2:49 PM

AMORY, Miss. (WTVA) - Funeral arrangements are now complete for a Monroe County sheriff’s deputy who lost his life after being struck by a vehicle Saturday night.

Dylan Pickle, 24, died shortly after midnight Sunday at the hospital in Tupelo.

Dylan Pickle worked for the Monroe County Sheriff's Department. | Source: Family

He and another deputy were struck while conducting a checkpoint in Hamilton near the intersection of Hamilton Road and Seely Drive.

Both were taken to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

The second deputy, Zack Wilbanks, remains in the hospital.

Wilbanks suffered a broken leg and a fractured skull. 

Monroe County Sheriff, Kevin Crook, says that Wilbanks will make a full recovery, "He is a resilient guy. so I anticipate a full recovery."

Pickle always wanted to be a law enforcement officer, he started working at Monroe County as a jailer in 2016. 

He was in the National Guard at the time and was deployed. When he returned he continued his work at Monroe County and put himself through the police academy in Moorhead.

Pickle worked hard until he was promoted to patrol about a month ago.

Crook said he has received many praises from the public about Pickle's time patrolling, "Man...couldn't ask for better. That's why we promoted him. He won everyone over with his...he never complained. his attitude was great."

Related1 Monroe County deputy dead, 1 injured after being struck by vehicle Saturday night

E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory is overseeing funeral arrangements.

Open this link to view Pickle's obituary and service details.

 

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