COLLEGE PARK, Ga. - There is a somber cloud over the College Park Police department as officers prepare to bury one of their own.
Colleagues and the community are mourning the loss of Sgt. David Hough Jr., who was killed Monday afternoon in a motorcycle accident on Interstate 20 at Exit 98 in Newton County.
Lt. Nathan Ward is over Special Operations, a unit in which Sgt. Hough was working.
“He was definitely a rock star who had so much promise and was dedicated to stamping out crime in the community,” the Lieutenant said.
Sgt. Hough was originally from New Jersey and worked on the S.A.T. and Special Operations teams.
College Park Police Chief Keith Meadows decided to fly the flags are at half-staff at the police department.
“A lot of officers are hurting. Sgt. Hough was beloved and he will truly be missed,” the chief lamented.
The 31-year-old was off-duty at the time of the single-vehicle accident. Investigators said the Powder Springs resident lost control of his motorcycle and crashed. He was rushed to Newton Piedmont Hospital where he was pronounced dead.