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Corporal Dennis Christian Wright, Sr. | Effingham County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Effingham County Sheriff's Office, Georgia


Dennis Christian Wright, Sr.

Effingham County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Friday, November 17, 2006

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 4140

Cause: Automobile crash

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Corporal Dennis Wright was killed in an automobile accident on Jimmy Deloach Parkway, in Chatham County, after leaving a South Georgia Traffic Enforcement Conference meeting in Pooler, Georgia.

The driver of a vehicle made a turn in front of Corporal Wright's patrol car, causing a serious collision. Corporal Wright succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Another deputy riding with Corporal Wright and the driver of the other vehicle were seriously injured.

Corporal Wright had served with the Effingham County Sheriff's Department for 2 years and had previously served 8 years with the Thunderbolt Police Department and Pooler Police Department. He is survived by his daughter, two sons, two grandsons, mother, father, and five siblings.

Corporal Wright was posthumously awarded the department's Medal of Honor.

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I cannot believe it has been 9yrs Dennis, still think about you periodically especially when I look at my pool cues or play. Want you to know even 9 yrs later...I am still very good, even with glasses now. I reckon we will play again someday and you can redeem yourself.

Jeff Boswell RN
November 22, 2015


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