Fallen Hero: Funeral planned for Georgia police chief, one of two people killed following high-speed chase

A funeral for a Georgia police chief who was one of two people killed following a crash after a high-speed chase on Saturday, has been planned for Wednesday. 

Ludowici Police Chief Frank McClelland Jr. died after being hit when attempting to pull over 23-year-old Daniel Hill in in Liberty County, CBS 46 reports.  

Motorcyclist Marvin Hope, 61, also lost his life during the crash. 

Hill is facing multiple charges, including two counts of murder, in connection with the crash and subsequent deaths, according to WJCL. He was taken into custody after reportedly crashing his car into a gas station close to Highway 84. An investigation into the case is ongoing.

“It’s tough. You know, we are all really close friends. And, you know, the reality is just getting stronger as the time passes,” said Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles, according to CBS 46.

McClelland, whose father previously served as chief of Ludowici Police Department, had been with the force for more than 15 years.

Hill is behind bars at the Liberty County Jail, where he has the option to request a bond hearing in Superior Court.

A visitation for the slain chief will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Geraldine McClelland Elementary School cafeteria. The funeral is scheduled to be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Ludowici, followed by a burial service at Jones Creek Memorial Gardens.

This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates as information becomes available.

[Feature photo: Police Chief Frank McClelland Jr./Ludowici Police Department]