Officer Elgin LeVarn Daniel
1959 – 2012
“Elgin was born into the world to be a police officer.”
– Asst. Chief John Pearson, DeKalb County Police Department, Retired
Henry County Police Officer Elgin Daniel was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while assisting a stranded motorist on the evening of November 12, 2012. The motorist had run out of gas on the side of GA-138 in Stockbridge when Daniel and roadside assistance worker John Cook stopped to help. Both Daniel and Cook were struck by a passing vehicle, which did not stop, and transported to Atlanta Medical Center, where Daniel later died. Cook’s injuries were not life-threatening. The suspect was apprehended later that night.
Officer Daniel retired as a lieutenant after 26 years with the DeKalb County Police Department and two years into retirement, decided to go back to work doing what he loved: serving the citizens of Metro Atlanta. He took the job as a patrolman with the Henry County Police Department in 2010. He is survived by his wife, Teresa, and three children.