Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters said that the flags at the Chattooga County Courthouse will be flying at half-staff in memory of a Georgia State Trooper killed in the line of duty this week.

TFC LeCroy was killed in the line of duty Monday night when he was shot as he approached a vehicle that had crashed following a brief pursuit.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 31 at the Roswell Street Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia beginning at 1 p.m. (EST).  A horse-drawn caisson will carry TFC LeCroy from the funeral home to the church.  The procession will leave Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home at noon Friday, travel down Church Street and turn left onto Roswell Street for the trip to the church.

Visitation will be conducted Thursday, December 30 at the Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta from 2 until 4 p.m. and from 6 until 8 p.m.

 

TFC LeCroy, age 38 from Marietta, is survived by his wife and two sons.  He joined the Georgia State Patrol in January 2008 and graduated the 85th Georgia State Patrol Trooper School in August of that year.  He was a member of the Troop C Crime Suppression Unit.

TFC LeCroy died Monday night while being transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.  Around 11 p.m., he attempted to make a traffic stop on a 2007 Mazda that had only one headlight burning.  Following a short pursuit, the Mazda crashed into a mailbox at the intersection of St. Paul Avenue and Hightower Road in West Atlanta.  As the trooper approached the vehicle on the passenger side, the driver opened the passenger door and fired three shots at the trooper, one of which struck TFC LeCroy.  The violator then left the scene in the trooper’s patrol but was located a short time later through the cooperative efforts of the Atlanta Police and Cobb County Police departments.

A suspect was quickly apprehended.  Authorities have charged Gregory Favors, age 30 of Atlanta with murder and aggravated assault on a police officer.  He was booked into the Fulton County Jail.