By Joe Johnson
A trooper with the Georgia State Patrol was killed Sunday in what the Department of Public Safety said was a crash that occurred in the line of duty.
The DPS made the announcement on the X social media platform.
"We ask that you keep the Trooper's family, friends, and colleagues in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time," the post read.
The trooper's name and details about the of incident have yet to be released.
Soon after the DPS announcement, Gov. Brian Kemp issued his expression of condolences.
"Marty, the girls, and I are truly heartbroken by the tragic passing of one of Georgia’s finest," he tweeted. "This is the ultimate sacrifice and our hearts and prayers are with the family and loved ones mourning this loss and all law enforcement tonight as they serve their fellow Georgians."