09/19/2011

Deputy sheriff succumbs to crash injuries

Derrick Whittle served with his department for less than a year

By PoliceOne Staff

UNION COUNTY, Ga. — A Union County deputy sheriff died Sunday as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident three days prior.

Derrick Whittle, 39, was responding to a domestic disturbance when his cruiser struck a tree on the side of the road, according to ODMP.

Whittle, who had been with his department for less than one year, was taken to a hospital nearby before being flown to another facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he was treated until he succumbed to his injuries.

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