Ga. deputy dies in automobile accident

Officer Down: Deputy Sheriff Marvin Jerome Scarlett - [McDonough , Georgia]

Biographical Info

Age: 42

Cause of Death: Automobile accident


Additional Information:  Deputy Scarlett is survived by his wife and three children.

Incident Details: Deputy Scarlett was killed in an automobile accident on I-75 at approximately 5:00 am.

His patrol car collided with the back of a delivery truck that had stopped in the roadway due to another accident that had just occurred.

Deputy Scarlett had served with the Henry County Sheriff's Office for 5 years and had previously served with the Miami-Dade, Florida, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

End of Watch: May 20, 2007

Henry County deputy in fatal vehicle collision
The Associated Press

 MCDONOUGH, Ga. — Authorities say a Henry County sheriff's deputy was killed when his cruiser plowed into three trucks while responding to a traffic accident.

Authorities said 42-year-old Marvin Jerome Scarlett died about 5 am yesterday at the scene of the crash on I-75 just north of Georgia 20.

A spokesman for the Georgia State Patrol, Larry Schnall, says Scarlett was on his way to the scene of a wreck when he came upon traffic that had backed up because of the accident. He says the officer's car struck a pickup truck, a box truk and then a tractor-trailer. There were no other injuries.

The sheriff's office said Scarlett had been a Henry County deputy since 2001.


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