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Hero Down: Polk County Sheriff’s Sgt. Kerry Eason Dies Unexpectedly

Cedartown, GA – Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) Sergeant Kerry Eason died unexpectedly on March 20.

The 47-year-old sergeant’s exact cause of death was not released.

The Polk County Police Department (PCPD) announced Sgt. Eason’s death in a Facebook post later the same day.

“For those of you who were blessed to know Kerry, he was the type of man that you aspire to be,” the post read. “Kerry was a family man first. Anytime you talked to him, he was always talking about his family, and asking you about yours.”

The police department said it was a “blessing” to work with Sgt. Eason.

“Kerry was always fair with people, and treated people with respect, even when their actions may have not deserved it,” the PCPD said. “Sometimes when you had someone acting wild & not willing to cooperate, Kerry could roll in & sweet talk anyone to calm down.”

Sgt. Eason was ways quick to lend a hand to the police department.

“We will miss you Kerry,” the PCPD said. “Thanks for the knowledge you bestowed upon us, and the legacy in Polk County Law Enforcement that you established. We love you. Pray for the Eason family in these coming days.”

The Cedartown native joined the PCSO in November of 2007 and was promoted to the rank of sergeant in April of 2017, according to his obituary.

The PCSO described the longtime sergeant in a Facebook post as “a great brother and friend.”

“Mr. Eason loved to help others and treated everyone he met like he wanted to be treated,” his obituary read. “He enjoyed reaching out and being a shoulder to lean on for the children in the community and being a part of the Drug Court Team and Polk County Crime Suppression Unit.”

Sgt. Eason leaves behind his wife of 30 years, Deresa, as well as his sons and grandson.

He is also survived by his mother, nephew, sister, uncles, aunts, cousins, and his law enforcement family.

Sgt. Eason was laid to rest on March 24.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Polk County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Kerry Eason, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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