Reserve Deputy Sheriff Tom Hoobler suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after directing traffic during an unusually hot and humid day at the Childress Old Settlers Rodeo parade.
He had completed his traffic detail when he responded to assist with a disabled traffic trailer on U.S. 287 east of Childress. He passed away while sitting in his patrol car while waiting for a tow truck.
Reserve Deputy Hoobler had served with the Childress County Sheriff’s Office for 18 years. He is survived by his wife, daughters, brother, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.