Funeral Friday for fallen Henry Co. Police Officer Elgin Daniel

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Video: Fallen Henry Co. officer to be laid to rest

  • Henry County Police Officer Elgin Daniel (Courtesy Henry County Police)
  • A sea of blue lights as officers arrive for the funeral of Henry County Police Officer Elgin Daniel.

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Friends and family are saying their final farewells to Henry County Police Officer Elgin Daniel.

The 53-year-old was killed by a hit and run driver while helping a stranded motorist in Stockbridge Monday night.

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Daniel's funeral is being held at the Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church on Flat Shoals Parkway in Decatur.

A graveside service will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens on Fairview Road in Stockbridge.

A viewing was held Thursday at the Horace A. Ward Funeral Home in Stockbridge.

Officer Daniel leaves behind a wife and three grown children.

Before joining the Henry County Police force, he served with DeKalb County Police for 26 years and retired as a lieutenant. Thursday morning, DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis directed staff to lower flags to half staff in Daniel's honor.

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