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Corporal Chadwick Thomas LeCroy | Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Georgia State Patrol, Georgia

Corporal

Chadwick Thomas LeCroy

Georgia State Patrol, Georgia

End of Watch: Monday, December 27, 2010

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 744

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/27/2010

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Sentenced to life

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Corporal Chadwick LeCroy was shot and killed in Atlanta after a short vehicle pursuit.

He had attempted to stop a vehicle with a broken headlight on Bolton Road near James Jackson Parkway. The driver of the vehicle fled until it crashed at the intersection of St. Paul Avenue and Hightower Road.

As Corporal LeCroy approached the vehicle, the suspect opened fire three times, striking him once in the neck. The subject then stole Corporal LeCroy's patrol car and fled the scene. He was arrested a short distance away by members of the Atlanta Police Department and Cobb County Police Department.

On April 29, 2014, the suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.

Corporal LeCroy had served with the Georgia State Patrol for two years. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Corporal. He is survived by his wife, two sons, parents, and siblings.

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I got the privilege of having a conversation with Corp. LeCroy just a few days before his end of watch. I work at the QT at Lower Roswell Rd. and N. Marietta Pkwy. I had seen him come in a few times but never got a chance to talk to him. That night he stopped in to fuel up for his shift and we had a lengthy talk about me wanted to become a law enforcement officer. I was just 19 and knew I wanted to pursue that career path. He helped me by giving me some pointers and even told me to ask him any questions along the way. He was very helpful and i could tell that he loved the job. Unfortunately I never got to have another conversation with him about the subject. Still to this day, I have not forgot what he said to me. It has stuck with me all this time. He was and still is by far one of the reasons why I have finally decided to switch careers and begin law enforcement. I only hope that I can be half the officer that he was and to take the time to talk to some 19 year old kid working the counter at a gas station about doing something great for not only himself, but also his community. Thank you Corp. LeCroy. I will never forget that night.

Future Officer, Adam Sheffield
Cobb County Police Department
January 13, 2015

 

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