Joshua Hamilton Death – A man has died following a deadly car accident that happened early this morning on Ohio State Route 503 at 4:00 a.m. The victim has been identified as Preble County Deputy Joshua Hamilton. According to reports, 34-year-old Joshua Hamilton from Eldorado passed away from injuries sustained in the motor vehicle crash. He was reportedly working in Preble County when he was involved in the crash.
“Our prayers also go out to Sheriff Michael Simpson and the rest of his staff at the Preble County Sheriff’s Office. We also urge you to keep Deputy Hamilton’s family and the Law Enforcement community of Preble County in your thoughts during this extremely difficult time.”
How did the crash happen?
Deputy Hamilton was reportedly traveling southbound when he collided with a vehicle traveling northbound collided head-on. Deputy Hamilton was transported to the Kettering Preble ER Campus, where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the other car was also killed. The driver of the other vehicle has been identified as 36-year-old Michael Gayhart II from West Elkton. No passengers were in either vehicle when the crash occurred.
About Joshua Hamilton
Deputy Hamilton, a dedicated and disciplined individual, proudly served as a United States Navy Reserve and Army National Guard veteran. His extensive military background equipped him with valuable experience, leadership skills, and a strong teamwork ethos, seamlessly transferring into his role at the Preble County Sheriff’s Office.
Over 1 1/2 years with the Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Hamilton exhibited a profound sense of responsibility, attention to detail, and composure under pressure. His commitment to maintaining peace, upholding the law, and ensuring community safety reflected a deep-rooted dedication to justice.
Deputy Hamilton’s ability to integrate his military expertise fostered camaraderie and respect among colleagues, making him a valued team member. His ongoing pursuit of professional development showcased a commitment to excellence in law enforcement.
Deputy Hamilton’s legacy is characterized by service, sacrifice, and an unwavering dedication to the well-being of the community, leaving a lasting impact on the Preble County Sheriff’s Office. His daughter and parents survive him.
Joshua Hamilton obituary and funeral arrangements will be released by his family at a later date.
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