UPDATE: Preliminary autopsy results show that Sgt. Mays died of natural causes, according to the Canyon Police Chief.
RANDALL COUNTY, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – Sergeant Christopher Shayne Mays, a 10-year member of the Randall County Sheriff’s Office, died Tuesday (May 18), announced Wednesday morning (May 19) by the RCSO.
Said the Sheriff’s Office’s statement, “He began his career with us as a Jailer in 1999 and returned as a patrol deputy in 2013. For the past seven years, Sgt. Mays worked in the Special Operations Unit as a federal task force officer.
He leaves behind his wife, Leticia, who is also a member of the RCSO family, and two children, the younger of which is a graduating high school senior. Sgt. Mays was 47 years old. Please join us in keeping the Mays family in our prayers.”
This afternoon (May 19), Sgt. Mays is expected to be escorted from Lubbock to a funeral home in Amarillo by Randall County deputies.
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