Community Pays Respects to Georgia Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Car Accident
GLASCOCK COUNTY, GA. – As reported in an online news story from augustachronicle.com, a community spent a recent Sunday afternoon paying respects to a fallen Georgia sheriff’s deputy. The deputy was killed in a car accident in late January and was laid to rest on February 17.*
On the day of January 29, a Glascock County Sheriff’s Deputy was driving a patrol vehicle to Washington, Georgia, to pick up a person from the Regional Youth Detention Center. While traveling to the detention center, Ryer was involved in a two-vehicle collision. He did not survive the accident.
The deputy was only 19 years old and had only been a deputy with the sheriff’s office for six months. He had a long and exciting career ahead of him, with many aspirations for his future. He was spending time shadowing a school resource officer in Glascock County and giving back to his community at the time of his death.
Glascock County Sheriff Jeremy Kelley, sheriff’s deputies, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, First Lady Marty Kemp, and countless friends and family members attended the funeral service and burial for the young officer. The service was reportedly completely filled.
The circumstances of the crash that killed Ryer are still not totally clear. Reports after the crash indicated that Ryer missed a stop sign at the intersection of Georgia Highway 47 and Andrew Drive in Wilkes County, Georgia. However, final information about the cause of the accident has not been reported.
The driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident has not been identified in reports about the crash.
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