BRYAN COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Deputy Jarid Taylor was responding to an accidental 911 call Tuesday morning when he was killed in a car crash.
Deputy Jarid Taylor was the school resource officer for Silo Public Schools last school year, and for the first three weeks of this school year before moving on to be a patrol deputy.
"He built relationships with the kids, our staff, he worked closely with our counselor, and that was huge they had that relationship," said Silo Superintendent Kate McDonald.
OHP Capt. Scott Hampton says Taylor was responding to a 911 call that was accidentally placed when he crashed his patrol car into a tree early Tuesday morning.
Dispatchers reported hearing an argument and children crying in the background of the call, but no one said anything directly on the phone.
For students and staff at Silo Schools, news of Taylor's death traveled fast, and by Tuesday morning classes took on a somber tone.
"We were all in shock in the morning, and to go on throughout the day we were just kinda 'did this really happen? Is it real' No one could believe it," said McDonald.
OHP is investigating the exact cause of the crash.
"I want to remember him with a huge smile on his face. He had a great smile and a great sense of humor and we got to see that all the time," said McDonald.