Gwinnett County police mourning death of officer from illness

Major Stuart Bozeman passed away Wednesday after a lengthy illness. (Gwinnett County Police Department)

The Gwinnett County Police Department is grieving the death of one of its officers Thursday.

Officials say Major Stuart Bozeman died Wednesday morning after a lengthy battle with an illness.

Bozeman, who had most recently been the commander of the Gwinnett County Police Department's Bay Creek Precinct, had a career of over 22 years with the organization. He had been promoted to major in 2020.

In a statement, the organization called the officer "a cherished and loved member of the police department."

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"Major Bozeman will be remembered as not only a great police officer but also a loyal friend and a wonderful human being," officials said.

Bozeman's funeral arrangements are still being coordinated.

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