Deputy Sheriff Derrick Whittle Union County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia EoW: Sunday, September 18, 2011

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Deputy Sheriff Derrick Whittle

Union County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia
End of Watch: Sunday, September 18, 2011

Biographical Info

Age: 39
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: 221

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: September 15, 2011
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Agency Contact Information

Sheriff Scott Stephens
Union County Sheriff’s Office
378 Beasley Street
Blairsville, GA 30512
Phone: (706) 439-6066

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.

UNION COUNTY, Ga. – A Union County deputy was critically injured in a wreck while responding to a call on Thursday.

Officials with the Union County Sheriff’s Office say Deputy Derrick Whittle was responding to a domestic call when he was involved in a single vehicle accident.

According to authorities, the accident happened around 3:30 p.m.

Whittle is at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennesse and is in critical condition.

Authorities did not say what caused the accident.

A fund has been set up to help his family with medical expenses.

You can make a donation to the Derrick Whittle Benefit at the United Community Bank in Blairesville. Contact Lisa Shook Dorton or Deanea Webster at 706-745-2151.

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2 Responses to “Deputy Sheriff Derrick Whittle Union County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia EoW: Sunday, September 18, 2011”


  1. 1 Connie Freeman September 19, 2011 at 10:18

    I am truly saddened by this event. My heart and prayers go out to Karen and her children,as well as the rest of the family.

  2. 2 Wayne Holland September 19, 2011 at 19:55

    May God be with Deputy Whittle as he is. When a fellow officer is called to a higher place a portion of all who have served and are serving seems to taken from us. It is an unfair world to all of us who loose a brother in Law Enforcement. One day we will all be able to sit down with each other and again tell stories of our past. May God be with all of us until that day comes. May God be with Deputy Whittle’s Family and may God always look over them.
    Respectrully,
    Wayne Holland,
    Trooper, Retired


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