Hall County Sheriff’s Office mourns loss of lieutenant killed in car accident

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of Lt. Stephanie Hollingsworth who was killed in a car accident Sunday evening.

“She was a dear friend and co-worker for more than three decades,” Sheriff Gerald Couch said. “We will miss her dearly and offer our prayers and complete support for her family.

Hollingsworth began her career at the Sheriff’s Office in 1989 as a secretary and has been a fixture at the agency ever since. She was promoted to supervisor of the agency’s records office in 1993 and graduated from the police academy later that same year.

Hollingsworth spent 26 years of her 31-year career in the position, also serving as the primary Georgia Crime Information Center Terminal Agency Coordinator for the agency. In August 2002, she was promoted to Sergeant and earned the rank of Lieutenant In June of 2008. Hollingsworth most recently transferred to the agency’s Office of Professional Standards, where she had served since the move in March of 2019.

During her service to the county, Hollingsworth received a Sheriff’s Commendation in 2014 for achieving a perfect score on the FBI’s National Crime Information Center record and entry audit for the agency.

Last year, she received a Sheriff’s Commendation for her hours of hard work in transitioning the sheriff’s office to the new Records Management System.

Arrangements for Lt. Stephanie Hollingsworth are incomplete at this time.