Jones County Sheriff Department, North Carolina ● Line of Duty Death: August 2, 2021

On August 2nd, 2021, Jones County Sheriff Danny Ray Heath succumbed to the stress associated with the duties of being a sheriff and passed peacefully at his home in Trenton, North Carolina.

Heath was a Navy Veteran of Persian Gulf/Desert Storm and Desert Shield, member of Masonic Lodge Zion 81, Scottish Rite, Sudan Shriners, and North Carolina Sheriff’s Association. He sat on the Jones County ABC and SECU Boards. Heath also received his Advanced Law Enforcement Certification and was awarded Probation Officer of the Year in 2007.

Jones County Sheriff Danny Ray Heath is survived by his wife, Cheryl, and their children Cheridan Raye and Dylan Ray.