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Officer Doreen E. McCumber | Chatham County Police Department, Georgia Chatham County Police Department, Georgia

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Doreen E. McCumber

Chatham County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Friday, November 4, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 13 years

Badge # 132

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Officer McCumber was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic at the intersection of Quacco Road and U.S. 17. She had let a vehicle pulling a trailer turn onto U.S. 17 and a driver approaching on U.S. 17 had his view temporarily blocked by the trailer. As he passed the trailer he struck Officer McCumber. She was transported to a local hospital where she died two hours later.

Officer McCumber had served with the Chatham County Police Department for 13 years and had been awarded Chatham County Officer of the Year in 1980. She was survived by her daughters and two granddaughters.

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I had the privilege of meeting this heroes daughter Melissa tonight while eating in Savannah and she told me about her Mothers sacrifice. RIP Sister. Job well done.

Deputy Trey Wyatt
Greenville County Sheriffs Office
September 11, 2015

 

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