LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. - A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy died Sunday in an off-duty motorcycle crash in Lincolnton, authorities announced this week.
Lincolnton Police, Lincoln County EMS, and Boger City Fire were dispatched to the call around 2:50 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 involving a motorcycle and a vehicle.
Jamie Lavar Jackson, 41, of Lincolnton, was riding his motorcycle when he lost control of the vehicle and skidded into a vehicle that was not moving. Jackson was transported to Atrium Health – Lincoln where he was pronounced dead.
An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death, the sheriff's office said.
Jackson was hired as a patrol deputy in May of 2013. He also worked as a narcotics officer. Jackson most recently worked in the Baker District day shift. He is the father of three sons: Corey, 20, Jayden 16 and Ciawa, 11.
Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam described Jackson as a good officer who could interact well with the public. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
A GoFundMe has been set up to cover the funeral expenses. If you would like to donate, click here.