Dyer County deputy dies due to injuries suffered in wreck on Highway 412

Thursday, August 9, 2018
Dyer County Sheriff’s Deputy Clint Wallace
State Gazette photo/ courtesy of Clayton Hayes

Thursday morning, Aug. 9, Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box confirmed deputy Clint Wallace, 37, of Dyersburg, passed away while under the care of Regional One in Memphis. Wallace was being treated for critical injuries sustained following a one-vehicle crash on Wednesday, Aug. 8, on U.S. 412 in Crockett County.

Various community members decorated the court square in downtown Dyersburg, honoring Wallace.
State Gazette photo/ submitted

Deputy Wallace was a K-9 officer for the Dyer County Sheriff’s Office with 5 years of service. He was a graduate of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy in 2011, and served in the United States Army as sergeant of the 5th Special Forces Group A from 2005-2010, receiving many commendations, achievements and service medals.

Wallace leaves behind a wife, two daughters ages 4 and 13, mother and father, along with many friends and family.

“Deputy Wallace was a highly trained, well-respected officer. This is a very traumatic loss for his family and for his fellow officers at the Dyer County Sheriff’s Office,” stated Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box. “We ask that you keep Deputy Wallace’s family and our officers in your prayers.”

Sheriff Box added funeral arrangements for Deputy Wallace will be announced at a later date with services handled by Dyersburg Funeral Home.

Shortly after 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Officer Wallace was escorted through Dyersburg by members of the Dyer County Sheriff’s Office, Dyersburg, Newbern, and Trimble Police Departments, as well as Tennessee Highway Patrol.
State Gazette photos/ Brandon Hutcheson
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  • Prayers for the family.

    Thank you Deputy Wallace for serving our country and our community. You are a true hero!

    -- Posted by fedup4144 on Fri, Aug 10, 2018, at 8:22 AM
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