Caleb Bruce Terry
Photo: Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council
Photo: Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council

Georgia trooper hospitalized after suffering heatstroke during training

A 29-year-old Georgia State Patrol trooper is in the hospital after suffering a heatstroke during training Friday, authorities said.

Several law enforcement agencies posted their support for TFC2 Caleb Bruce Terry on Facebook, including the Richmond County Marshal’s Office. The post said Terry was placed in a medically induced coma to stop seizures after the incident. 

He was taken to a hospital in Columbus, where he remains in intensive care. Due to a fever Sunday morning, doctors were not able to begin the process of waking him up, the post said.

GSP sent a statement that said, “TFC2 Caleb Terry (External Operations) was attending training earlier this week. During a training exercise, TFC2 Terry experienced heat-related symptoms and was taken to the hospital.”

PRAYERS NEEDED: Our brother Georgia State Trooper T. Caleb needs your prayers. Trooper Caleb experienced a heat stroke...

Posted by Richmond County Marshal's Office on Sunday, September 15, 2019

GSP said it could not provide further details about the incident or Terry’s condition.

Terry has been a trooper since June 2012, according to Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council records.

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