Chief of Police Frank McClelland, Jr.

Chief of Police Frank McClelland, Jr.

Ludowici Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, September 15, 2018

Frank McClelland, Jr.

Chief of Police Frank McClelland was struck and killed by a vehicle being pursued by other officers shortly after 7:00 pm.

The pursuit had started in Liberty County and continued through Hinesville and into Long County on Highway 84 at speeds topping 100 mph. Chief McClelland was attempting to stop traffic at the intersection of Highway 84 and McDonald Street when the vehicle struck him. The vehicle then left the roadway and fatally struck a motorcyclist at an adjacent gas station before coming to rest.

The fleeing subject was taken into custody at the scene. He was charged with two counts of murder, vehicular homicide, and DUI.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with murder

drunk driver, vehicle pursuit


Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Ludowici Police Department
214 S McDonald Street
Ludowici, GA 31316

Phone: (912) 545-2732

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Chief McClelland, Jr. your service to your community has now placed your soul in Heaven. May God bless your family.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

September 18, 2018

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