Bartow County deputy passes away while on duty

- The Bartow County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of one of their own. 

On Saturday, June 30, Deputy Jennifer Dawn New was working at the detention center when she became sick. She was taken to the hospital, where she later died. 

"We will always remember her kindness, great smile, and friendship," the sheriff's office said in a statement on Facebook. "Please keep her family and our BCSO family in your prayers." 

A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at The Church at Liberty Square in Cartersville. 

New leaves behind three children. A memorial fund has been set up in New's honor, and funds will go directly to her family to help care for her kids. 

Deputy New started working for the Bartow County Sheriff's Office on March 28, 2016. 

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