The City of Atlanta is mourning the tragic loss of one of its dedicated police officers, Officer Bennie D. Hardeman, who passed away in an off-duty motorcycle accident on a bustling South Fulton road.
What Happened to Bennie D. Hardeman?
According to a confirmation from the Atlanta Police Department reported by Channel 2 Action News, Officer Bennie Hardeman tragically lost his life on Thursday night.
In a heartfelt statement, the Atlanta Police Department expressed their sorrow: “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of one of our very own, Officer Bennie D. Hardeman.”
The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. when South Fulton police responded to a collision involving Officer Hardeman’s motorcycle and another vehicle along Camp Creek Parkway, near Butner Road.
As of now, South Fulton investigators have not released specific details about the circumstances that led to the crash. Officer Hardeman had been part of the Atlanta Police Department since April 2019 and had diligently served for four years in the Zone 5 traffic unit.
Atlanta Police Department
In January 2021, the Atlanta Police Department shared a heartwarming story exemplifying Officer Hardeman’s kindness. Upon encountering a woman whose car broke down in midtown, Officer Hardeman stayed with her until a tow truck arrived. The woman’s daughter later sent a heartfelt note to the officer, expressing gratitude for his assistance, particularly considering her mother’s ongoing battle with chemotherapy. Officer Hardeman’s selfless act garnered recognition, and earlier this month, he was honored with the Excellence Award. Additionally, in April 2021, his colleagues nominated him for the Rise Up Award, acknowledging him as the most improved officer in the Tactical Traffic Crime Reduction Unit.
Bennie Hardeman Obituary and Funeral Service
As the community mourns this devastating loss, arrangements for Officer Hardeman’s memorial service have not yet been announced.
As of the current moment, the City of Atlanta is respectfully awaiting the public disclosure of the obituary and funeral arrangements for the late Bennie D. Hardeman. During this difficult and sensitive time, it is essential to approach the situation with empathy and understanding, offering support to the grieving family.
In memory of Bennie D. Hardeman, let us extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to his loved ones. May they find strength and solace in the thoughts and prayers of the community. As we all come together to honor Bennie’s memory, we hope that he finds eternal peace.
While details remain undisclosed, the community stands ready to provide unwavering support to the bereaved during this challenging period. As additional information becomes available, we will continue to keep Bennie close in our hearts and offer our thoughts and prayers to those affected by this loss.