Police Officer Darryl Wallace
Clayton County Police Department, Georgia
End of Watch: Sunday, March 15, 2015
Tour of Duty: 5 months
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: March 15, 2015
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Agency Contact Information
Chief of Police Gregory Porter
Clayton County Police Department
7911 North McDonough Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: (770) 477-3747
Police Officer Darryl Wallace was killed in a single vehicle crash while responding to a prowler call at approximately 8:30 pm.
He had his emergency equipment activated and was attempting to pass another vehicle when his patrol car left the roadway at the intersection of Tara Boulevard and Old Poston Road.
Officer Wallace had served with the Clayton County Police Department for only five months.
JONESBORO — A Clayton County police officer who graduated from the police academy just four months ago died Sunday night in a crash in the line of duty.
Officer Darryl Wallace was responding to a call about a prowler when he crashed his patrol car on Tara Boulevard at Old Poston Road in Jonesboro Sunday about 8:30 p.m.
Wallace graduated from the Clayton County Police Academy in November, said Officer Jamine Moton.
“Officer Wallace was an exemplary officer," said Moton. "He was assigned to Sector III on the evening shift."
Moton said Wallace was dedicated to his profession.
"He will be remembered for his selfless and dedicated service to the community and fellow officers,"said Moton. "Chief Greg Porter asks that the community and all employees of Clayton County please keep Officer Wallace and his family in your thoughts and prayers."
Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill also issued prayers and sympathies to the police department and Wallace’s family.
"On behalf of the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, I extend our deepest condolences to Chief Greg Porter and his department for the loss of Officer Darryl Wallace of Sector 3," said Hill in a released statement. "Our sympathy and prayers are also foremost with the family of Darryl Wallace."
Hill said the county has lost "one of its great and promising young defenders."
#Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced when they are finalized, said Moton.