As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Officer Down: Elgin L. Daniel - [Stockbridge, Georgia]
By PoliceOne Staff
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. — A Henry County officer was killed Monday during a hit-and-run incident.
Officer Elgin L. Daniel, 53, was assisting a stranded motorist when he and a roadside assistance worker were both struck by a vehicle, police told 11 Alive.
The two men were putting gas into the stranded red Mustang when they were hit.
"[They] were standing on the side where you put gas in, and I was standing behind it," said driver Gordon Jarrett. "Next thing I know, I seen two bodies fly through the air."
The vehicle continued driving toward Rockdale County. Authorities believe the suspect is driving a 1997 to 2007 F250 pickup truck with damage to the driver mirror and the front left side, according to the article.
Daniel served 26 years with DeKalb County Police before retiring as a Lieutenant and had been with Henry County Police two years.
The roadside assistance worker, John Cook, 58, is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries at Atlanta Medical Center.
The comments below are member-generated and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of PoliceOne or its staff.
Denotes officer was a registered member of the PoliceOne Community
The TASER Foundation’s mission is to honor the service and sacrifice of local and federal law enforcement officers lost in the line of duty by providing financial and edcuational support to their families.