Officer Doreen E. McCumber

Officer Doreen E. McCumber

Chatham County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, November 4, 1988

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Doreen E. McCumber

Officer McCumber was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic at the intersection of Quacco Road and U.S. 17. She had let a vehicle pulling a trailer turn onto U.S. 17 and a driver approaching on U.S. 17 had his view temporarily blocked by the trailer. As he passed the trailer he struck Officer McCumber. She was transported to a local hospital where she died two hours later.

Officer McCumber had served with the Chatham County Police Department for 13 years and had been awarded Chatham County Officer of the Year in 1980. She was survived by her daughters and two granddaughters.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 132

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Doreen, eight track,
I miss you dearly. You really cared about me when I was a teenager & mom like figure. Your lovely spirit inspired me. You always talked about your girls, Melissa & I forgot the other daughter’s name.
Love you always,
Gayle Coleman
Halcyon Bluff Savannah, Ga.

Seaman Coleman uscg
Patrolled my neighborhood

May 10, 2019

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