Henry County

Funeral arrangements set for beloved Georgia deputy who died unexpectedly

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — A Henry County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was loved by all he encountered will be laid to rest on Monday.

Sgt. Sean Free died last Tuesday.

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Channel 2′s Tom Jones talked to the sheriff’s office, who said that Free was in a classroom at the gun range when he suddenly felt nauseous. He was conscious and alert when he was taken to the hospital, where he died.

Free worked for the sheriff’s office for almost 16 years.


Funeral services will be held Monday. The arrangements as follows, according to the department’s Facebook page:

The law enforcement procession will begin at 7:15 a.m. at Wheeler Funeral Home, located in the 11000 block of Brown Bridge Road in Covington. Officials will depart the funeral home at 7:45 a.m.

Free’s memorial service will be held at Zion Baptist Church, located in the 7000 block of Covington.

Visiting hours 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., exclusively for family; from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., those who want to pay respects can do so during the lying in state period. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m.

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