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Sergeant Jeffrey Wayne Garrett | Dothan Police Department, Alabama Dothan Police Department, Alabama

Sergeant

Jeffrey Wayne Garrett

Dothan Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Monday, October 27, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 22 years

Badge # 364

Military veteran

Cause: Heart attack

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Sergeant Jeffrey Garrett suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in a 2-mile training run with other officers in Westgate Recreational Park shortly after 8:00 am.

They had just completed the run and were talking when Sergeant Garrett suddenly collapsed. The other officers immediately began CPR until medics arrived. He was transported to Flowers Hospital where he passed away.

Sergeant Garrett was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Dothan Police Department for 22 years and was assigned as the training supervisor. He is survived by his wife, three children, and two stepchildren.

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Today, I participated in a charity bike ride called The Hero's ride to raise awareness/ funding for our Fallen Officers. I had SGT Garrett's name on my wristband. While I was riding 51 miles, I thought about him and his family, not knowing him, but there is a connection because my BIL and his son are both Police Officers. Thank you for your selfless service Sgt. Garrett. I am so grateful for all our men in blue that sacrifice so much.

Jacqui Duke
October 14, 2017

 

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