Deputy Sheriff Derrick Lee Whittle

Deputy Sheriff Derrick Lee Whittle

Union County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, September 18, 2011

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Derrick Lee Whittle

Deputy Sheriff Derrick Whittle succumbed to injuries sustained three days earlier in an automobile accident at approximately 3:30 pm.

He was responding to a domestic disturbance involving weapons when his patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree near the intersection of Mt. Pleasant Church Road and Bowers Circle. He was transported to a local hospital before being flown to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he remained until succumbing to his injuries.

Deputy Whittle had served with the Union County Sheriff's Office for less than one year. He is survived by his wife, two children, and parents.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 221

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, September 15, 2011

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