approximately 12:20 a.m., on July 22, 1996, Sheriffs Dept.
patrol deputies began pursuit of a suspected stolen vehicle in the
vicinity of Aldine Mail Route and Highway 59. Other units began
to move toward the area to back up or assist units involved in the
pursuit. One unit was traveling southbound on Homestead Road. Another
was traveling eastbound on Lauder Road. The vehicle on Lauder Road
turned southbound into the path of the vehicle on Homestead, and
was struck on the drivers side door. Deputy Noll was the driver
of the vehicle attempting to turn onto Homestead. He was killed
in the accident. The deputies in the other vehicle survived the
accident. Deputy Doug Noll was 26 years old and a five year veteran
of the Sheriffs Department.