Trooper - Georgia State Patrol

Be a part of an elite group of men and women who serves, protects, and defends the people of the State of Georgia, while preserving the rights and dignity of all. We’re looking for the best and the brightest, who can handle a never ending variety of situations and people. You will receive the very best technical, physical, and law enforcement training while gaining skills that will put you at the top of your game.

Trooper Billy Arthur Tanner Badge Number 268

On April 11, 1970 at 1715 hours, Trooper Tanner was killed when he and Trooper Jeff Schultz were responding to a call for assistance by another trooper. The single car crash occurred in Gordon County on State Route 225, 2.6 miles north of Calhoun.

Date of Birth : October 2, 1944
Hometown : Cedartown, GA
Trooper School : 35th
Assignment : Post 43, Calhoun
Date of Death : April 11, 1970
Interment : Polk Memorial
Cedartown, GA

Trooper Clyde Arthur Wehunt Badge Number 217

Trooper Wehunt died from injuries sustained in a patrol car
crash on April 20, 1951 on GA 5 in Fannin County.

Date of Birth : October 29, 1915
Hometown : Canton, GA
Trooper School : 12th
Assignment : Post 27, Blue Ridge
Date of Death : April 20, 1951
Interment : Chastain Memorial Park
Fannin County

Trooper Edward Clifton Taylor Badge Number 696

On June 26, 1971, Trooper Taylor was a passenger in a patrol car driven by Trooper Eric Davis that left the roadway and struck a tree. The crash occurred on State Route 44 in Jones County.

Date of Birth : February 15, 1946
Hometown : Toccoa, GA
Trooper School : 37th
Assignment : Post 33, Milledgeville
Date of Death : June 26, 1971
Interment : Toccoa

Trooper First Class Donward Francis Langston Badge Number 162

On July 26, 1983 at 2320 hours, TFC Langston was killed in a single car crash while in pursuit of a vehicle on GA 1 in Polk County. During the chase he lost control and struck a bridge.

Date of Birth : October 22, 1941
Hometown : Summerville, GA
Trooper School : 45th
Assignment : Post 29, Cedartown
Date of Death : July 26, 1983
Interment : Summerville Cemetery

Trooper First Class James Keith Stewart Jr. Badge Number 829

On April 27, 1991, TFC Stewart was killed in a single car crash while he was responding to a call for assistance by the Rochelle Police Department. Approximately 4 miles north of Pitts on State Route 215, he lost control while attempting to maneuver around a horse in the roadway.

Date of Birth : February 1, 1959
Hometown : Vienna, GA
Trooper School : 57th
Assignment : Post 30, Cordele
Date of Death : April 27, 1991
Interment : Vienna City Cemetery