Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia — Â Deputy Sheriff Cruz Thomas was killed in a vehicle crash on I-85 while attempting to catch a traffic violator at approximately 9:00 pm.
A tractor trailer traveling in the same direction attempted to change lanes, causing Deputy Thomas’ vehicle to leave the highway, overturn, and strike several trees. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Deputy Cruz’s father serves as the sheriff of Franklin County. Deputy Cruz also served with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.