DeKalb County (GA) Sergeant Daniel Mobley was killed Saturday when he was struck by a vehicle on the Downtown Connector in Atlanta.
AJC reports that Mobley, a 22-year veteran of the department, was hit by a car about 9 a.m. while responding to a crash involving another DeKalb officer near the Williams Street exit. He was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital, but pronounced dead on arrival, DeKalb police said. Mobley was 44.
“Today is a sad day as the DeKalb County Police Department lost one of its guardian angels,” police Chief Mirtha Ramos told reporters outside police headquarters Saturday afternoon. “We will miss him dearly and our hearts go out to his family.”
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The crash remained under investigation late Saturday. The officer involved in the initial crash was not injured, but shaken up by what happened to Mobley, according to police.
Mobley is being described as an exemplary law enforcement officer and a devoted father to his son. Colleagues said Mobley was a big Ford fan who could be found working under the hood of his cars in his free time.
Mobley was the 32nd DeKalb County police officer killed in the line of duty and the second officer killed in the United States this year.
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