Metro Atlanta police officer, mother of 5, killed in car crash while off duty

Officer, mother of 5, killed in crash while off-duty

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — Cartersville police confirm that an officer with their department died in a car crash in Paulding County. She was off duty.

Family friends tell Channel 2’s Chris Jose that Officer Sarah Beth Barnes leaves behind a husband and five children.

The City of Cartersville Police Department released the following statement Friday morning:

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“The Cartersville Police Department wishes to express its deepest condolences to the family of Officer Sarah Beth Barnes, Badge # 189, who passed away in Dallas, Georgia as a result of a tragic motor vehicle crash on January 30, 2020. Officer Barnes was a valuable member of our team, community, and she will be sorely missed. Please keep Officer Barnes’ family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

Before the 32-year old joined Cartersville police, she was a Cobb County sheriff’s deputy for more than 2 years.

You can donate to the family of the officer here.

Officer Sarah Beth Barnes
Officer Sarah Beth Barnes