Hero Down: FCSO Deputy Cedrean Jacquis McEachin Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver

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Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy Cedrean Jacquis McEachin joined the department in 2015.

Henry County, GA – Fulton County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) Deputy Cedrean Jacquis McEachin was killed by a hit-and-run driver after an off-duty vehicle crash on Nov. 29.

The 28-year-old off-duty deputy was traveling southbound on Interstate 75 in his 2017 Chevrolet Camaro when he collided with a guardrail near mile marker 225 at approximately 5 a.m., WXIA reported.

The cause of the initial collision has not been determined, WAGA reported.

Deputy McEachin managed to free himself from his wrecked vehicle, but he was not out of harm’s way.

"When he gets out of his car, he's looking around and somehow he wanders off into the roadway and is struck by a vehicle," Henry County Police Major Joey Smith told WAGA.

The driver who slammed into Deputy McEachin sped away from the scene and has not been located.

“We have no idea who struck him, and we don’t have any witnesses,” Maj. Smith said.

The sudden loss of Deputy McEachin has left his family heartbroken.

“What kind of human being would hit another human being and leave them laying in the street?" his father, Cedric McEachin, asked WAGA with tears in his eyes. "I can't imagine a person, a human being that could do something like that."

Deputy McEachin’s sister, Tiara McEachin, addressed her brother’s killer in a Facebook post on Nov. 30.

“I hope you know he was a person, that had a family and friends that loved him dearly!! He was a husband, a son, a brother, a father!” Tiara wrote. “You took something from us that we will never get back I just don’t understand who hits a human being and keeps driving!”

Deputy McEachin joined the FCSO in February of 2015, a department spokesperson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

He was laid to rest on Dec. 6, according to his sister.

“Today started out being the worst of day of my life but once I entered that church and seen over 300 plus people there to see my baby brother I immediately felt the love and support!” Tiara wrote in a Facebook post on the day of his memorial service.

“Today was beautiful to hear all the amazing memories others have shared with my brother made me cry and laugh at the same time,” she said. “My brother was a beautiful soul! He was definitely taken away way too soon but I know we will see each other again! Cedrean just know I love you and I miss you dearly everyone does but one thing is for sure your sister will not rest till she finds your killer.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Cedrean Jacquis McEachin, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Comments (11)
Repubic*of*USA1
Repubic*of*USA1

I really hope you catch the BASTARD OR BITCH as there was no reason to leave the scene after you hit him! Not sure what the speed limit is on that stretch of the road but it was an accident and it may or may not be able to avoid it. But DAMN you might have been able to save this man's life! You may or may not been charged but know, when they catch to I hope and pray that you will receive the maximum for taking OUR BROTHER in blue. I'm white and he was a young black proud man for sure, I'm not a cop and not his biological family, we are all created by God they same way but different colors. I see no colors at anytime and would hope and pray that this young man's family don't either cause you brought together and we would like you to know that when they catch you you will need God in your family! To the Deputy Officer Cedrean McEachin's family my heart goes out to you and pray that you know that he has an extended family of all colors, shape and sizes that have your pain, but rest a sure the bad ANIMAL(S) will be caught or turn themselves in to face they're maker. God bless our family of color.

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TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

RIP Officer McEachin I send my condolences to his loving family and fellow LEO's. I cannot imagine just driving off. I pray they catch the POS who hit him 🙏🏼💙🇺🇸

Njaz
Njaz

"Today was beautiful to hear all the amazing memories others have shared with my brother made me cry and laugh at the same time,” she said. “My brother was a beautiful soul! He was definitely taken away way too soon but I know we will see each other again! "

Thoughts & prayers for all who knew this man. A tragic death. 🙏💒💕🇺🇸

Raymelson
Raymelson

I'm a white man I live in Alabama and this really broke my heart I don't understand why the person that hit the officer didn't stop he might have saved the officer's life but regardless of that he should be charged with hit an run an receive the max penalty fou his actions my prayers will be with the family

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

RIP to the officer and his family! 🙏💙

I hope they catch the coward who ran you down!! 🤬

lucy1947
lucy1947

R.I.P. Condolences to his families Could it be possible they don't even realize they hit a person? It would have been dark outside,right?

DR226
DR226

Condolences to Deputy McEachin's family blood and blue.😢 RIP

Cedman
Cedman

Thank you all for your support at this difficult time in our lives. I am the father of this proud and dedicated officer, father, husband and most of all loving son. Any information that anyone has please share with us. Thank you all and please continue to support our men and women of law enforcement.

Anomie88
Anomie88

Sad story, and one that happens much too often.


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