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Jacob Nees died over the weekend following an off-duty vehicle accident, according to a Tuesday afternoon Facebook post.
Nees joined the sheriff’s office just two months ago after graduating from its academy, according to the post.
He earned a criminal justice degree from Mount Union University in 2018. He previously worked as a parole officer.
In his spare time, he played drums in local music groups, according to deputies.
“Deputy Nees will be greatly missed by our office,” reads the post. “We extend our deepest condolences to the Nees family and to Jacob’s friends and loved ones.”