Officer Jarvis Rushin died Aug. 8, 2019. He was 28 years old.(Courtesy of Atlanta Police Department)
Photo: Courtesy of Atlanta Police Department
Photo: Courtesy of Atlanta Police Department

Atlanta police officer, age 28, dies in car crash

An Atlanta police officer died in a car crash early Monday morning in the city of South Fulton.

Jarvis Rushin, of Fairburn, was declared dead about 3 a.m., according to the South Fulton Police Department.

The 28-year-old officer was driving south on Ga. 92 approaching Corn Creek Drive when the vehicle left the road and struck a tree, South Fulton police said. Rushin was thrown from the vehicle.

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Rushin started with APD on July 3, 2013. He worked in the patrol division covering southeast Atlanta, according to  Officer Anthony W. Grant, an APD spokesman.

“It is with deep sadness we confirm the untimely passing of Officer Jarvis Rushin to a traffic accident in South Fulton County. Our hearts go out to his family and loved ones,” Grant said.

South Fulton police Lt. Derrick Rogers declined to give any details about possible causes of the crash, citing the ongoing investigation.

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