Monday, April 29, 2013
A new law will allow it.
Certified employees of the Department of Corrections and Pardons & Paroles will be able to keep their department-issued firearms upon retirement. House Bill 482 will extend that courtesy to employees who have at least 20 years of service as a certified officer when the new law goes into effect on July 1. “This legislation provides an opportunity to reward men and women who have served our state honorably and dutifully,” said Gov. Nathan Deal, who signed HB 482 on Thursday at the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association’s annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner. “These two agencies will now have the same privileges as the Georgia State Patrol and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation when it comes to department-issued weapon retention.” Keep up with …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Just after 3:30 p.m. today, a tractor-trailer crashed into a box truck, which crashed into a passenger car, said Officer David Baldwin, the spokesman for the Marietta Police Department.
All lanes of Interstate 75 South at Delk Road will be closed for the next two hours due to a vehicle accident, and the the Georgia State Patrol is advising afternoon and evening commuters to use alternate routes. Just after 3:30 p.m. today, a tractor-trailer crashed into a box truck, which crashed into a passenger car, said Officer David Baldwin, the spokesman for the Marietta Police Department. The tractor-trailer is on its side. "All of those cars, because of the size, are blocking the entire interstate," he said. "There's no serious injuries. Only minor injuries involved." No other details are available at this time. Stay with Patch for updates.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The three-vehicle crash occurred around 9:35 a.m. Thursday when a vehicle changed lanes and hit a passenger car, GSP spokesman Gordy Wright said.
The driver of the Honda Civic killed in the crash this morning on Interstate 75 North at the Canton Road Connector has been identified as Edgar Jaramillo, 41, of Lawrenceville. One person died after a morning crash on Interstate 75 North at the Canton Road Connector, the spokesman for the Georgia State Patrol said this afternoon. The three-vehicle crash occurred around 9:35 a.m. Thursday when a vehicle changed lanes and hit a passenger car, GSP spokesman Gordy Wright said. "The impact spun the passenger car into the path of a Ford Expedition," he said in an email to metro Atlanta media outlets. "The Expedition struck the passenger car in the driver's side." The driver of the passenger car, whose identity is being withheld pending …
Monday, December 31, 2012
The Georgia State Patrol reported its troopers investigated 586 accidents as of daybreak today.
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Monday, December 31, 2012
UPDATED 5:45 a.m., Jan. 2. Georgia State Troopers have investigated more crashes during this New Year's holiday than last year, with injuries rising above New Year's 2012 levels, and almost as many deaths – six so far this year, compared to seven last year. The GSP investigated three of the fatal traffic accidents, with local agencies investigating the other three. Troopers have investigated 585 accidents as of daybreak today, Jan. 1, which included 266 injuries and three deaths. During last year's entire 102-hour holiday, the Department of Public Safety investigated 296 accidents. Those accidents included 172 injuries and 7 deaths. Deaths have been investigated by the following Troop locations and local agencies: The fatal crashes …
Friday, December 31, 2010
The Marietta funeral for the slain officer draws hundreds from law enforcement and the public.
A woman softly clutched a box of tissues while waiting outside Roswell Street Baptist Church early Friday afternoon, perhaps signifying the tears that would flow from more eyes than her own as Marietta, Cobb County and the state of Georgia said goodbye to a fallen hero. The audience that filled the massive sanctuary for the funeral of Trooper Chadwick LeCroy heard occasional boosts of levity as his co-workers and superiors with the Georgia State Patrol described him as a down-to-earth personality but also as someone driven to "catch bad guys." Maj. Mark McDonough, the commanding officer of the patrol's field operations, spoke of how he imagined playfully, upon first hearing LeCroy's full name, an English high-society gentleman, all the …
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Family, friends and law enforcement representatives gather at the visitation for Chad LeCroy.
Family members, friends and a large contingent of law enforcement officers paid their respects Thursday to slain Georgia State Patrol Trooper Chad LeCroy at the Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in downtown Marietta. The city of Marietta has issued a general traffic alert for Friday's funeral, which starts at 1 p.m. at Roswell Street Baptist Church. A special caisson unit from the North Carolina State Police will carry LeCroy's body from the funeral home to the church. LeCroy lived in East Cobb in the Eastvalley Elementary School district. He is survived by his wife, Keisha, and two sons, Bret, 21 and Chase, 8.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Road closings will be in effect in downtown Marietta.
The city of Marietta has issued a general traffic alert for Thursday and Friday because of the heavy volume of public safety and private vehicles traveling in the downtown area for the visitation and funeral for slain Georgia State Patrol Trooper Chad LeCroy. Visitation is Thursday at the Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Traffic congestion is expected along Church Street, Cherokee Street and North Marietta Parkway and around Marietta Square. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Roswell Street Baptist Church. Marietta city officials announced late Wednesday that rolling road closures will be in effect from around noon Friday as the funeral motorcade travels from the funeral home, at 180 Church St…