Chief of Police Francis A. McClelland, Jr.

Chief of Police Francis A. McClelland, Jr.

Ludowici Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, September 15, 2018

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Francis A. 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.

Chief of Police McCllelland was a U.S Air Force veteran of the Vietnam war.


  • Age 69
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 801
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

drunk driver, vehicle pursuit

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I miss you so very much Daddy! You will always be my HERO! I would love to have just one more day with you, one more hug and one more talk. You had all of the answers to life. Until we meet again I will forever hold you in my heart!

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Kathryn " Tootie" McClelland

June 3, 2019

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