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Sheriff Critical After Crash With Grandson

Sheriff Critical After Crash With Grandson

Spalding County Sheriff Dee Stewart was involved in a serious crash on Thursday afternoon, and troopers say the car he collided with happened to be driven by his grandson. That crash left Sheriff Stewart critically injured.

Atlanta Journal Constitution via YellowBrix

June 24, 2011

SPALDING COUNTY, GA – Spalding County Sheriff Dee Stewart was in critical condition Thursday after his vehicle was struck by another one driven by his grandson.

Sheriff’s spokesman Capt. Tony Ranieri said the accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. when Stewart, driving his county-issued patrol pickup truck, pulled out of Moose Lodge Road onto Highway 1941 in Griffin.

Stewart goes on patrol after lunch, according to a report by Channel 2 Action News. He was on his normal patrol when he pulled out in front of his grandson, Spalding Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Gasaway, who was driving north on Highway 1941. Gasaway, driving in his personal vehicle, struck the sheriff’s vehicle, according to the spokesman.

The impact of the crash knocked Stewart’s truck into nearby woods.

The sheriff was flown with critical injuries to Atlanta Medical Center, according to Channel 2 Action News.

The grandson, who is in his mid-20s, had minor injuries. He was off-duty at the time of the accident.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating.

Stewart, who has spent nearly 40 years in law enforcement, was re-elected to another four-year term as sheriff in 2008. Before being elected sheriff, he was a member of the Griffin police force.

During the campaign in 2008, Stewart said he would target illegal drugs and wanted the sheriff’s department to be more community oriented. After being re-elected, he told the Griffin Daily News he looked forward to "just being here for the public. I’m here for every person in the world. I don’t make any bones about it. I’ll do anything I can for everyone.”


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    Robocop33

    almost 3 years ago

    14600 Comments

    I am sorry to say that Dee Stewart passed away today from his injuries. It is a very sad day for Law Enforcement in General and Spalding County Georgia in particular.
    God bless and accept Dee into his arms.

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    AKangel

    almost 3 years ago

    4950 Comments

    Bump

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    AKangel

    almost 3 years ago

    4950 Comments

    Prayers going up!

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    JIMROC

    almost 3 years ago

    8500 Comments

    Sad story, hope both do well.

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    DALLASCRANE

    almost 3 years ago

    19386 Comments

    Prayers for Spalding County Sheriff Dee Stewart complete recovery.

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    Twinker

    almost 3 years ago

    1776 Comments

    Sheriff Stewart and Dep Gasaway, our Prayers are with you both and your family. May you both heal from this and become stronger for it. Remember that in situations like this, you both are being carried in His hands.

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    SpencerStangz

    almost 3 years ago

    420 Comments

    kinda read my mind sir...made contact with the sheriff's office today...passed on the info about the site and the well wishes and prayers...she stated that she would advise them about it...let's just keep the prayers coming regardless!

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    EOD300

    almost 3 years ago

    2278 Comments

    Speedy recovery to Sheriff Dee Stewart . Regards from Spain (Catalonian Police, Mossos d'Esquadra) As you can see LE is a BIG family.

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    Robocop33

    almost 3 years ago

    14600 Comments

    Thanks Spencer. That is a fair piece so maybe you can call the SO and speak to the Sheriff's Secratary and turn her on to Police Link and/or the URL that will get her into this topic so she can download and/or print it out for the Sheriff and his family.
    Both the Sheriff and his Son are LEOs and family so it is nice to know and see how the rest of their extended "Blue" family feels.

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    matsnap

    almost 3 years ago

    482 Comments

    Hang in their Sheriff. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    SpencerStangz

    almost 3 years ago

    420 Comments

    just under 100 miles away...will try something...only off friday

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    jpdsgtusmc

    almost 3 years ago

    126 Comments

    Our prayers are with you brother.

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    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    May he have a speedy and total recovery.

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    Robocop33

    almost 3 years ago

    14600 Comments

    Spencer, you close enough to be able to print out the well wishes and present them to the Sheriff's Office?
    Our prayers are still with Sheriff Stewart for a complete and speedy recovery.

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    SpencerStangz

    almost 3 years ago

    420 Comments

    My neck of the woods...Prayer works folks, amen

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