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Funeral arrangements announced for Georgia deputy killed in the line of duty

LUDOWICI — Funeral arrangements have been announced for the Georgia deputy who was killed in the line of duty last week.

The visitation and funeral arrangements for Deputy Sheldon G. Whiteman were released by Howard Funeral Home of Ludowici. The visitation will be held on Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. at the Long County High School Gymnasium.

The funeral will be held on Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Long County High School Gymnasium.

Whiteman was assisting in a vehicle pursuit within the City of Ludowici, and on Georgia State Route 57 South Jan. 23. Whiteman died after he was involved in a vehicle accident when his Patrol vehicle left the roadway.

Whiteman had served in Law Enforcement in Chatham County, and had been a P.O.S.T. Certified Peace Officer since November 2016.

Whiteman joined the Long County Sheriff’s Office in September.

The 44-year-old is survived by his wife, Alisa Ann Whiteman, and 3 sons, A’ron Whiteman, 16, Arion Whiteman, 13, and Shiloh Whiteman, 11.

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