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Walton County Sheriff's Office mourns loss of detention officer killed in crash

By Joe Johnson

The Walton County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of one of its officers.

Detention Officer David "DJ" Carter reportedly was killed Tuesday night in a crash on Monroe Jersey Road while he was driving to work a second shift.

Georgia State Patrol responded to the crash around 6:12 p.m. Troopers said a Chevy Tahoe driver was heading west on Monroe Jersey Road when traffic stopped in front of the SUV.

Troopers said the Tahoe driver tried to avoid a rear-end crash and went into the east lane of Monroe Jersey Road. The SUV struck Carter's car head on and the detention officer died at the scene. The Tahoe driver had serious injuries.

In a post on Facebook, the sheriff's office said that Carter was "committed to his job and was, in fact, headed to work an extra shift" when he was killed.

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