Justin Folsome

Justin Folsome died Nov. 23 when his vehicle was rear-ended by a semi-truck in Buckeye.

Justin Folsome, a detention officer with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, died Nov. 24 in a Buckeye highway wreck.

Folsome was killed when his vehicle was rear-ended by a semi-truck on State Route 85, according to Calbert Gillett, a spokesman with MCSO. The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating the accident.

“This loss is tragic and heartbreaking,” said Sheriff Paul Penzone. “I ask that Officer Folsome’s family receive all the love and support possible during this time of sadness and loss.”

Folsome has been with the MCSO since 2012.

“The county’s Risk Management Department, which is outside of MCSO’s purview, will evaluate the circumstances of the accident and determine whether Officer Folsome was considered on or off duty,” said Gillett.