Sergeant David Paul Land

Sergeant David Paul Land

Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, March 26, 2003

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David Paul Land

Sergeant David Land was killed in a motorcycle crash at approximately 4:00 pm while responding to a fight call involving two motorists on the side of a highway.

His police motorcycle collided with two vehicles on Highway 20 one mile south of Georgia 400.

Sergeant Land had been promoted to the rank of sergeant only two days earlier. He had served with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office for five years and had served in law enforcement for a total of 12 years. He is survived by his wife and 6-year-old daughter.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 740

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

fight call

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To My Forever Angel,

"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."

It's been 18 years since I've had one of your hugs.
18 years since I've heard your voice.
18 years since we sang Toby Keith in the car.
18 years since I watched you direct traffic over that Kids R Kids.
18 years since you walked me to the bus stop for the very last time.
18 years of a DPL sized void in my heart.
and now I have 18 long years of milestones you haven't been here for.

As the years go by, I am terrified that I'll forget the small details about you that made you special. But it never fails, one of your friends is always right there to give me that bear hug that I so desperately need. A hug straight down from heaven. I see 740 everywhere and even have it & your handwriting tattooed on my arm (which I know you'd pitch an absolute fit over). What I would give for you to see me now, I know you'd be my biggest fan.

Until I can have another bear hug again.
740 Forever, My Angel


August 14, 2021

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