OFFICER DOWN DEPUTY Derrick Whittle
Union County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia
End of Watch: Sunday, September 18, 2011
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: 221
Incident DetailsCause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: September 15, 2011
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Deputy Sheriff Derrick Whittle succumbed to injuries sustained three days earlier in an automobile accident at approximately 3:30 pm.
He was responding to a domestic disturbance involving weapons when his patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree. He was transported to a local hospital before being flown to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he remained until succumbing to his injuries.
Deputy Whittle had served with the Union County Sheriff’s Office for less than one year. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Agency Contact Info
Sheriff Scott Stephens
Union County Sheriff’s Office
378 Beasley Street
Blairsville, GA 30512
Phone: (706) 439-6066