Great police officers aren’t a dime a dozen. It takes training, care, and compassion to be considered one of the best, and it’s always a sad event when a good peace officer is killed in a crash. That happened this weekend.
Jesse Tarplin was working on his own time and using his own motorcycle working a funeral procession. A car came out of nowhere, striking him on Utoy Springs Road, killing him at the scene. Friends and family members are devastated at the loss.
“I understand that he is gone, but I just have to keep saying it out loud sometimes. With everything that’s going on nowadays, I know a lot of people might think that there aren’t any good police officers out there anymore, but if anybody can know anything, if there was a good police officer, Jesse Tarplin was a good police officer,” says the nephew of the fallen officer.
These types of accidents are hard to swallow, because he was killed doing what he loved best: helping people. He was seen as the gentle giant, a lovable man who kept the peace.
The driver of the other vehicle will not be facing any charges in this crash.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a metro Atlanta accident and it wasn’t your fault, call the strong arm of the law at John Foy for a free consultation.