Deputy Sheriff Sheldon Gordon Whiteman

Deputy Sheriff Sheldon Gordon Whiteman

Long County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, January 23, 2020

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Sheldon Gordon Whiteman

Deputy Sheriff Sheldon Whiteman was killed in a crash while involved in a vehicle pursuit at approximately 3:00 am.

Officers with the Ludowici Police Department had initiated the pursuit when they attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The vehicle fled onto Highway 57 toward McIntosh County with officers in pursuit. Deputy Whiteman had just joined the pursuit when his vehicle left the roadway and struck several trees near Tibet Road SE. He was transported to Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville where he succumbed to his injuries.

The vehicle that was being pursued was later found abandoned in McIntosh County. The driver was later arrested and charged with homicide by vehicle, eluding, and reckless driving.

Deputy Whiteman had served with the Long County Sheriff's Office for four months and had previously served with the Chatham County Sheriff's Office for four years. He is survived by his wife, three children, and father.

Bio

  • Age 44
  • Tour 4 years, 4 months
  • Badge 727

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Charged with homicide

vehicle pursuit

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Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, agencies during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“The peacemakers are blessed, for they will be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 HCSB];

“Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 HCSB], and;

“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 HCSB]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CIMT, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Ecumenical Clergy / Chaplain
Ministry: Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS
Nashua NH and Merrimack NH Police Departments

July 1, 2020

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