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Broward Sheriff’s Office Line of DutyBattalion Chief Terryson Jackson
***Message From Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue***
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the passing of Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Terryson Jackson. On Monday, August 28, 2023, Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Chief Terryson Jackson, Pilot Daron Roche, and Firefighter Paramedic Mikael “Mike” Chaguaceda were involved in a helicopter crash. The EC 135 helicopter sustained an in-flight emergency and crashed into a small apartment building, east of North Dixie Highway and just south of Northeast 10th Street in Pompano Beach. Battalion Chief Terryson Jackson and an adult female who was inside the apartment at the time of the crash were pronounced deceased on the scene. Pilot Roche and Firefighter Paramedic Chaguaceda escaped the wreck and were transported to the hospital.
Battalion Chief Jackson started his career with Deerfield Beach Fire Rescue on March 22, 2004, and joined the Broward Sheriff’s Office as a Fire Rescue Lieutenant during the merger on October 1, 2011. Chief Jackson joined the Air Rescue 85 team as a flight medic in July 2013. On February 24, 2016, he was promoted to Captain. Sheriff Gregory Tony posthumously promoted him to Battalion Chief. He obtained an Associate of Science degree in Emergency Medical Services in addition to numerous certificates. Battalion Chief Jackson was known for his affable personality and his forever willingness to help. He was praised by his supervisors for exceeding expectations and his initiative to accomplish tasks. Sergeant Cleavone Brooks is Battalion Chief Jackson’s brother. He is survived by his mother, father, son, daughter, and siblings.
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