Gwinnett County

Georgia State Trooper killed in line of duty after vehicle crash, officials say

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — According to the Georgia Department of Public Safety, a State Trooper died in the line of duty.

GDPS said it happened on Sunday evening after a patrol vehicle crash.

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Channel 2′s Veronica Griffin was live in Gwinnett County on WSB Tonight at 11 p.m. where all lanes finally reopened after the crash on Interstate 85 by exit 111.

GDPS posted the news of the loss on social media Sunday night.

Governor Brian Kemp tweeted about the trooper’s death, referring to the trooper as “Georgia’s finest.”

Details are still limited.

Channel 2 Action News reached out for more information but no other details have been released.

The identity of the trooper has not been confirmed at this time.


The GDPS is asking that you keep the Trooper’s family, friends, and colleagues in your thoughts and prayers.

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