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Fallen Officer honored on Moving Memorial Wall

 

  This past Monday, the Henry County Police Department, along with city, county and state officials, paid tribute to Elgin Daniel, a Henry County police officer, by unveiling his name on the Georgia Law Enforcement Moving Memorial Wall. Daniel lost his life in the line of duty in 2012 while assisting a stranded motorist.

Taps was played to begin a tribute to fallen Henry County Police Officer, Elgin Daniel, who was honored on the Georgia Law Enforcement Moving Memorial Wall, this past Monday.    Special photo

  The Memorial Wall rolled along Zack Hinton Parkway to the Public Safety Building in McDonough, accompanied by various law enforcement and motorcycle escorts. A brief ceremony opened with the playing of “Taps” and Henry County Police Chief Keith Nichols addressing the audience of friends, fellow officers and Daniel’s family. DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander also spoke, and Henry County Police Chaplain Paul Leslie offered words of comfort in prayer. Nichols spoke of Daniel as both a police officer and a man.

  “There are a lot of words that go with a badge—honor, integrity, courage, and a lot of times, that’s all they are, words. But this gentleman, this man who joined us, he was all of that. He lived that. He was the epitome of the badge, and he did it because of the way he lived and the way he carried himself,” said Nichols. “It wasn’t just words with him, and that’s what inspired me so much. No matter what job you gave him, it could have been a mundane task; when he set out to do it, he set out to do it better than anyone else. It was so refreshing to have somebody like him. In this business, you get jaded because of the ugliness you see, but he approached every day as a good day, and he had a mission to accomplish-- that he was going to help people, and the night he lost his life, that’s what he was doing, he was helping somebody.”

  On the evening of November 12, 2012, Henry County Police Officer Elgin Daniel was on patrol and, while assisting a motorist, was fatally killed in a motor vehicle accident by a hit-and-run driver. Daniel gave his life to police work, having attained the rank of lieutenant with the DeKalb County Police Department over a 26-year career. Upon retirement from DeKalb County, he joined the Henry County Police Department, where he was a dedicated and respected officer.

  The Georgia Law Enforcement Moving Memorial Wall serves as a reminder of all the law enforcement professionals who lost their lives in the line of duty. To date, there are 688 names represented on the wall, which travels throughout Georgia to honor those heroes and comfort their families.

  For more information about the Georgia Law Enforcement Moving Memorial Wall, visit www.blueknightsga7.org or find them on Facebook at GA Police Memorial Ride. For more information about the Henry County Police Department, please visit www.henrycounty-ga.org/police.

 

 

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