Deputy Sheriff José DeLeon was killed in a vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 401. He is survived by his son, parents, sister, two brothers, niece, grandmother, and girlfriend. According to News Observer, Deputy DeLeon had served with the Warren County Sheriff's Office for two years.
Governor Roy Cooper ordered all U.S. and North Carolina flags at state facilities to half-staff immediately until sunset Friday, December 9 in honor of Warren County Sheriff Deputy Jose Angel Deleon, who passed away this past weekend in an on-duty vehicular accident. Deputy Deleon had served with the Warren County Sheriff's Office since June 15, 2021.