Deputy Sheriff José DeLeon was killed in a vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 401, approximately one mile south of Warrenton, while responding to a domestic violence call involving a firearm at about 6:00 pm.
His patrol car left the roadway, struck a tree, and caught fire. Other deputies responding to the same call came across the crash and attempted to pull him from the wreckage. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
Deputy DeLeon had served with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office for two years. He is survived by his son, parents, sister, two brothers, niece, grandmother, and girlfriend.