Police Officer Elgin Levarn Daniel

Police Officer Elgin Levarn Daniel

Henry County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, November 12, 2012

Add to My Heroes

Elgin Levarn Daniel

Police Officer Elgin Daniel was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while assisting a stranded motorist on North Henry Boulevard in Stockbridge.

The motorist had run out of gas and was being assisted by Officer Daniel and a roadside assistance worker. As the roadside assistance worker was putting gas into the car, a pickup truck entered the area and struck him and Officer Daniel before fleeing the scene. Both men were transported to a local hospital where Officer Daniel succumbed to his injuries. The roadside assistance worker was seriously injured.

The 43-year-old suspect driver was apprehended later that evening. He was charged with vehicular homicide, serious injury by vehicle, hit and run, and failure to maintain lane. He was convicted of vehicular homicide and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Officer Daniel had served with the Henry County Police Department for two years after retiring as a lieutenant with 26 years of service with the DeKalb County Police Department. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

disabled motorist, hit-and-run

Most Recent Reflection

View all 203 Reflections


Tomorrow will be 10 years since you were taken from us. Valentine and I were talking about to at lunch today.

I will always remember your smile and helpful quiet nature. You were a true police officer and a good man.

To this day, you still hold the place of having told me the funniest Police story I ever heard. I laugh like a hyena ever time I think of it. Thank you for that.

I miss you. Rest easy.

V. T. Rosen, Lieutenant
Henry County Police Department

November 11, 2022

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.