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Deputy Sheriff Durwin Lynn Potts | Whitfield County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Whitfield County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

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Durwin Lynn Potts

Whitfield County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Saturday, December 21, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 171

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 12/20/1996

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Sentenced to 5 years

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Deputy Potts was killed in an automobile accident as he and a reserve deputy were responding to assist another officer on Georgia Highway 71. Their patrol car rolled several times when he swerved to avoid a pickup truck that had pulled out in front of them. Deputy Potts succumbed to his injuries the following day.

The driver of the truck fled the scene of the accident but was arrested the following day. The man was sentenced to 5 years in prison and 14 years of probation.

Deputy Potts had served with the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office for 9 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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I had the opportunity to work with Durwin at Dalton PD. One great guy who took pride in his job and conducted each shift the right way. I still tell Durwin stories to friends and family. He always had a smile on his face and could light up the squad room with his humor and smile. Miss you big guy


Mike Leonard
Former officer Dalton Police Dept
December 22, 2014


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