FALLEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER: Henry County GA police officer Elgin Daniel was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Monday evening in Stockbridge, while he and another motorist were assisting another stranded motorist on North Henry Boulevard.
The motorist had run out of gas and was being assisted by Officer Daniel and a roadside assistance worker. As the roadside assistance worker put gas into the car a pickup truck entered the area and struck him and Officer Daniel before fleeing the scene. Both men were transported to a local hospital where Officer Daniel succumbed to his injuries. The roadside assistance worker was seriously injured. Source
The hit-and-run driver, who is thought to be driving a Ford F-250 pick up truck, struck them remains at large. Officer Daniel served with the Henry County Police Department for two years after retiring as a lieutenant with the DeKalb County Police Department, where he served for 26 years.