Deputy Sheriff Eric Minix died as a result of being struck by a police car while in a high-speed chase in Chambers County, Alabama.
In the early hours of Thursday, January 4, the pursuit began in Georgia before crossing into Alabama on I-85, where Deputy Minix was struck by a police car from an assisting agency. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
At least seven law enforcement agencies were assisting in apprehending the subject, who was driving a stolen vehicle. The subject was arrested and is waiting charges.
Deputy Sheriff Minix was also a K9 officer and had served with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office for 4 1/2 years and had previously served with the Tyrone Police Department for over five years. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, father and stepmother, and four sisters.