The Boston Police Department offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy Sheriff Mary Mayo of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana.
Deputy Mayo succumbed to injuries sustained on June 13, 2007, when a large tree fell on the patrol car she was riding in. The incident occurred as she and her fiance, Sergeant Beau Raimer, were participating in a funeral procession for Deputy Hilery Mayo (no relation), who was killed in the line of duty four days earlier.
A large pine tree fell onto Deputy Mayo’s patrol car during a violent thunderstorm, crushing it & killing her fiance Sergeant Beau Raimer who was in the vehicle with her that day. Deputy Mayo suffered a severed spinal cord that caused her to become paralyzed from the chest down. She was able to return to work as a dispatcher after years of rehab, unfortunately she would suffer from complications which would leave her bedridden. Deputy Mary Mayo succumbed to her injuries 16 years later on September 21st, 2023.
Deputy Mayo had served with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office for two years at the time of the crash.