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Atlanta Transit Officer Killed in Funeral Procession Wreck

December 14, 2015  | 

Jesse Tarplin (Photo: MARTA)
Jesse Tarplin (Photo: MARTA)

A Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) officer was killed in a wreck in Fulton County, GA, Saturday afternoon.

According to officials with Fulton County police and MARTA police, the crash happened near 1300 Utoy Springs Road.

Authorities say off-duty motorcycle officer Jesse Tarplin was working a funeral detail outside Murray Brothers Funeral Home when he lost control and crashed.

Tarplin, 38, was an 11-year veteran of the MARTA Police Department, WSB TV reports.


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