Columbia County, GA – Fulton County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Anthony White was killed in the line of duty on Tuesday when his vehicle crashed with a tractor-trailer on the way to pick up an inmate for transport.
Georgia State Patrol Lieutenant Stephanie Stallings said the wreck occurred at about 11 a.m. on Sept. 29 on Interstate 20 East near the Groveton exit, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Lt. Stallings said Deputy White and Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy Kenny Ingram were en route to Augusta to pick up an inmate when their Dodge Charger hit the back of a semi truck that had stopped for traffic.
Georgia state troopers and Columbia County sheriff’s deputies responded to the fatal crash, WAGA reported.
Deputy White and Deputy Ingram were both pronounced dead at the scene, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office said both deputies were assigned to the Law Enforcement Division of the sheriff’s department, the unit responsible for transporting inmates to and from the county jail.
Deputy White was an almost eight-year veteran of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“These men had a profound sense of duty throughout their distinguished careers with this agency and for us and this county, the loss of these deputies is devastating,” Fulton County Sheriff Ted Jackson said in a post to the department’s official Facebook page.
Sheriff Jackson called the deputies “outstanding.”
This is hard day for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Family as we mourn the loss of two outstanding deputies. Deputy Anthony White & Deputy Kenny Ingram died in an automobile accident on I-20 near Augusta this morning. We want to thank everyone for your prayers & kindness. pic.twitter.com/RMsLglUldQ
— Fulton Sheriff PIO (@FultonSheriff) September 30, 2020
APD offers its sincerest condolences to the family, friends, & colleagues of Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kenny Ingram & Deputy Anthony White. Our thoughts & prayers go out to the entire FCSO family after a vehicle accident claimed the lives of the 2 deputies on Sept 29. pic.twitter.com/frHm3XOiqJ
— Atlanta Police Department (@Atlanta_Police) September 29, 2020
Our thoughts & prayers are with the families, friends, & co-workers of Deputy Anthony White & Deputy Kenny Ingram of @FultonSheriff
Please keep all of them in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Sheriff Neil Warren & Staff pic.twitter.com/Ejpp3zE1hh
— Cobb County Sheriff’s Office (@CobbSheriff) September 30, 2020
— Jimmy Carter (@askjimmycarter) September 30, 2020
The sheriff’s department has set up an official fundraiser on FundtheFirst to help the families of both deputies.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony White, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.
Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.