Georgia deputy killed in line of duty

LUDOWICI — A Long County Sheriff’s deputy was killed in the line of duty in the early hours of Thursday morning while assisting in a pursuit.

On Jan. 23 at about 3 a.m., Deputy Sheriff Sheldon Gordon Whiteman was assisting in a vehicle pursuit. The pursuit took place within the City of Ludowici, and on Georgia State Route 57 South. Whiteman died after he was involved in a vehicle accident when his Patrol vehicle left the roadway.

Whiteman had served in Law Enforcement in Chatham County, and had been a P.O.S.T. Certified Peace Officer since November 2016.

Whiteman joined the Long County Sheriff’s Office in September.

The 44-year-old is survived by his wife, Alisa Ann Whiteman, and 3 sons, A’ron Whiteman, 16, Arion Whiteman, 13, and Shiloh Whiteman, 11.

Additional information will be released regarding the Funeral Honors and Arrangements for once they have finalized, and are available.

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