Georgia trooper cadet collapses, dies after training exercise

FORSYTH, Ga. — The Georgia Department of Public Safety said a trooper cadet died after a training exercise Thursday.

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The GDPS said Trooper Cadet Patrick Dupree was performing an exercise with members of the 113th Trooper School at the GPS training center in Forsyth.


After he finished the exercise, Dupree collapsed and lifesaving measures were performed by trained medical staff on site. Dupree was rushed to the hospital, where he died.

“The Department of Public Safety sends its sincerest condolences and prayers to the family and co-workers of Trooper Cadet Dupree,” officials wrote on Facebook. “We ask that you keep Trooper Cadet Dupree’s family in your prayers as they cope with the loss of their loved one.”

The City of Euharlee in Bartow County said Dupree had been an officer with the city’s police department from 2015 to 2021 before starting trooper school in 2022.

“He was dedicated to this community and made a lasting impact on Euharlee,” city officials said. “We express our deepest sympathy to the Dupree family. They are all in our thoughts and prayers.”

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The news comes on the same day that two Cobb County deputies were shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant. Those deputies’ names have not been released.