Services set Monday for Asher officer killed in crash

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

Services for Asher Reserve Police Officer and Volunteer Firefighter Jarate Dewayne Condit are scheduled Monday.

Condit, 23, was en route to reserve police officer training when he was killed in a fiery crash along U.S. 177, about six miles north of Asher Tuesday,

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Asher High School Gymnasium. Burial will follow at Morrison Cemetery, Morrison, Oklahoma with a traditional Native American burial.

Many emergency vehicles and others wanting to show their respects to the officer and his family Monday can do so along the processional route.

Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Travis Palmer said the law enforcement escorted processional will leave Resthaven Funeral Home at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and travel South Rock Creek Road to Hardesty Road, then will follow U.S. 177 south to Asher.

After the service ends, the processional will go from Asher northbound on U.S. 177 towards Morrison Cemetery, which is near Stillwater.

Condit graduated from Asher High School in 2014. He had a calling for public service and proudly served his community as a volunteer with the Asher Fire Department and as a Reserve Asher police officer.

Area law enforcement officers have also been honor their fellow officer by standing guard at his casket at Resthaven Funeral Home.

Pottawatomie County sheriff's deputies, Tecumseh police, area tribal police officers and even his classmates in the reserve academy have been among the area law enforcement officers involved in the guards and processionals.

As soon as plans can be made, Condit's name also will be added to the Pottawatomie County Fallen Heroes Memorial in front of the courthouse in Shawnee.