Ga. LEO killed on duty by driver suspected of DUI
Capt. Stan Elrod was a 27-year veteran of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Duty Death: Stan Elrod - [Madison County, Georgia]
End of Service: 09/03/2020
By Suzie Ziegler
MADISON COUNTY, Ga. — A law enforcement officer with Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources was killed in the line of duty Thursday night.
According to WMAZ, Capt. Stan Elrod was struck by a vehicle while out running as part of his physical training. The 49-year-old had been with the department for 27 years.
The driver, 31-year-old Arvil Hamons, was arrested and charged with first degree vehicular homicide. Hamons is also charged with driving under the influence of drugs, according to WDUN.
Elrod is survived by his wife and two sons, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp tweeted out his condolences the following day.
.@GaDNRLE Capt. Stan Elrod was a proud husband, father & public servant who worked tirelessly to positively impact people’s lives. His death is devastating for his family, colleagues & Georgia. Please join Marty, the girls & I in praying for his loved ones as they mourn. pic.twitter.com/Ub0MA65aw0— Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) September 4, 2020