January 29, 2024

For Immediate Release

(Atlanta, GA) – The Georgia Department of Public Safety is saddened to announce the line-of-duty death of Trooper Jimmy Cenescar #436. On January 28, 2024, Trooper Cenescar was attempting to stop a fleeing motorcycle for a traffic violation on Interstate 85 North near Old Peachtree Road, in Atlanta. Trooper Cenescar's vehicle left the roadway and struck an embankment. Emergency personnel responded to the scene and attempted life-saving measures. Trooper Cenescar was rushed to Northside Gwinnett Hospital, where he passed away. 

Trooper Cenescar has been employed with the Georgia Department of Public Safety since January of 2023 and was a graduate of the 114th Trooper School. 

The Department of Public Safety sends its sincerest condolences and prayers to Trooper Jimmy Cenescar's family and co-workers. Please keep Trooper Cenescar’s family in your prayers as they cope with the loss of their loved one.


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