A Georgia deputy sheriff was killed on Thursday morning when he was hit by another police vehicle in a chase through Alabama.
The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office said Deputy Sheriff Eric Minix was killed in the crash after the pursuit by Georgia law enforcement of a stolen vehicle continued into Alabama.
In a post on social media, the sheriff’s department wrote that “during the arrest of the suspect Eric was hit by a police vehicle and was declared dead at a local hospital.”
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“We lost a good deputy. We’ve lost a man of integrity. The sheriff’s office said, “We’ve lost a good man.”
WRBL-TV reports that the accident occurred on Interstate 85 near the Georgia-Alabama Border in Chambers County.
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Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has launched an investigation into the accident. A spokesperson said that they are gathering additional information for release.
Minix was a K-9 Officer and is survived by his wife and three daughters.