Police Officer Jesse Tarplin

Police Officer Jesse Tarplin was killed in a motorcycle crash while escorting a funeral procession during an off duty assignment at approximately 12:45 pm.

The procession was leaving the funeral home when Officer Tarplin’s motorcycle collided with the back of a vehicle near the intersection of Utoy Springs Road and Fairburn Road SW. He was transported Grady Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

Officer Tarplin had served with the MARTA Transit Police Department for 11 years. He is survived by his expectant wife and five children.


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