NWGA Scanner | September 9th, 2022

Georgia State Trooper cadet from Northwest Georgia dies after collapsing during training

Georgia Department of Public Safety Mourns the Loss of One of Its Own:

(Atlanta) – The Georgia Department of Public Safety is saddened to announce the line of duty death of a Trooper Cadet from the 113th Trooper School. Trooper Cadet Patrick Dupree #847, along with other members of the 113th Trooper School, were performing a training exercise at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center on Thursday, September 8, 2022. After completion of the exercise, Trooper Cadet Dupree collapsed, and lifesaving measures were performed by trained medical staff on site. Trooper Cadet Dupree was rushed to a local hospital, where he passed away.

The Department of Public Safety sends its sincerest condolences and prayers to the family and co-workers of Trooper Cadet Dupree. We ask that you keep Trooper Cadet Dupree’s family in your prayers as they cope with the loss of their loved one.

Prior to entering trooper school in July, Dupree had been employed as a law enforcement officer for more than five years, according to records kept by Georgia’s Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council. The bulk of his experience came with the Euharlee Police Department in Bartow County between March 2015 and July 2021. 

From the the City of Euharlee: “It is with great sadness that we share the tragic news of the passing of former Euharlee Officer Patrick Dupree on September 8, 2022. At the time of his death, he was a Trooper Cadet in GPS Trooper School in Forsyth, Georgia.

Officer Dupree served with the Euharlee Police Department from 2015 to 2021. He was dedicated to this community and made a lasting impact on Euharlee.

We express our deepest sympathy to the Dupree family. They are all in our thoughts and prayers.”

The city of Cave Spring posted:

It is with a heavy heart that we share the tragic news of the passing of one of our own, Officer Patrick Dupree on September 8, 2022.

Officer Dupree served with the Cave Spring Police Department until he received his acceptance to GPS Trooper School, where at the time of his death was a Trooper Cadet.

He was dedicated to the Cave Spring community, was a beloved member of the community and made a lasting impact on everyone he met.

Our hearts ache for those he leaves behind. Please join us in keeping his family and friends in all of our thoughts and prayers.