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Ga. Officer Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver

November 13, 2012  | 

Photo: Henry County PD
Photo: Henry County PD

A Henry County (Ga.) Police officer was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Monday night as he helped a stranded motorist.

Officer Elgin Daniel, 53, stopped on North Henry Boulevard in Stockbridge at about 6:40 p.m. to help Gordon Jarrett, who had run out of gas. As Officer Daniel and a second motorist helped Jarrett, a Ford F-250 truck struck the officer and motorist.

The two men were taken to Atlanta Medical Center and put into surgery. Officer Daniel didn't survive, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Police continue to seek the truck's driver, who didn't stop at the scene.

Tags: Georgia, Duty Deaths, Hit-and-Run


Comments (2)

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Ima Leprechaun @ 11/13/2012 8:30 PM

Take solace in the fact that Officer Daniel was doing what he loved and helping a stranded motorist is one of the few times Police Officers can show their direct support of the public. My condolences to his family and to his fellow officers.

S.S @ 11/14/2012 7:45 AM

This is 3 counting the 2 officers that lost their lives in the helicoptor crash a few weeks ago. My thoughts and prayers go out to family, friends and to the Atlanta P.D. I hope they find the p.o.s. who struck this Officer, and the other man. If not I hope the guilt eats him alive if he's got a conscience.

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