2014-07-02 / Front Page

Deputy killed in Tipton Co. crash was CJSHS grad

Comet staff report

A single vehicle crash Saturday night claimed the life of a Tipton County sheriff’s deputy, who was a native of Carroll County.

According to police, Deputy Jacob Calvin, 31, of Kempton, was on duty, driving a 2011 Chevy Impala police car at a high rate of speed on CR 300W while responding to a personal injury accident on State Road 28 near 500W. For an unknown reason, the vehicle traveled off the east side of the road and rolled multiple times. Calvin was ejected near the intersection of CRs 300W and 300S. He was taken by ambulance to Indiana University Tipton Hospital where he died from his injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

Deputy Calvin graduated from Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School in 2001. While a student at Carroll, he was a member of FFA, earning his Star Chapter Farmer degree. He played football for the Cougars, but especially enjoyed being on the wrestling team and the sense of accomplishment he gained from it. He wrote in his high school yearbook that his motivation for wrestling was his father, Dan Calvin, who wrestled his whole high school career. Later Calvin joined the military and served in Iraq. He had been a Tipton County sheriff’s deputy for the past two and a half years.

Genda Funeral Home Reinke Chapel, Flora, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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