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Cobb County mourns deputies lost in line of duty

picture of slain deputies
September 10, 2022

Funeral arrangements have been scheduled for the two Cobb County Sheriff's Office deputies killed in the line of duty on September 8, 2022.

January 7, 1980 - September 8, 2022

Wednesday, September 14
Visitation: 9 - 11 a.m. | Service: 12 p.m. | Burial: 2:30 p.m.

NorthStar Church
3413 Blue Springs Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Georgia National Cemetery
1080 Veterans Cemetery Road
Canton, GA 30114

May 21, 1984 - September 8, 2022

Thursday, September 15
Visitation: 12 - 2 p.m. | Service: 2 p.m.

West Ridge Church
3522 Hiram Acworth Highway
Dallas, GA 30157

Deputy Jonathan Randall Koleski had served the residents of Cobb County with the Sheriff's Office for 15 years and was a veteran of the US Army.  

Deputy Marshall Samual Ervin, Jr. had served with the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office for seven years.  

You can watch the Sheriff's Office / Cobb County Police Department news conference by clicking here

You can view Cobb Chairwoman Lisa Cupid's statement on the deputies by clicking here


Cobb Sheriff’s Foundation, Inc. (CSF), a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has in place the Fallen Personnel Fund to support the families of two Cobb County Sheriff's Deputies killed in the line of duty.

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 “Today, we join our entire community in mourning the tragic loss of two Cobb County Sheriff's Deputies killed in the line of duty,” said Robert G. Haley, Founder and Executive Director of Cobb Sheriff’s Foundation. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Cobb County Sheriff's Office, the deputies who made the ultimate sacrifice, and their family and friends.”

Since its inception, Cobb Sheriff’s Foundation has assisted Cobb County Sheriff’s Office personnel who have experienced hardship through the Foundation’s Care and Compassion Fund and Fallen Personnel Fund. Also, Cobb citizens in need have gained help through the Citizens Fund and Community Engagement Fund.