An officer with the Wadley (GA) Police Department died while driving back to his home following his shift on Sunday morning.
The agency posted on Facebook, "It's with much grief and sadness that we the Wadley PD and City of Wadley inform you of the passing of Patrolman Daniel Thomas. Thomas was such a devoted, patriotic, brave, officer who loved helping people."
According to reports, Thomas' vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole.
He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead.