Georgia Southern police officer Tristan Clemmons passes away after off-duty car accident

Nathan Woodruff

STATESBORO — Georgia Southern police officer, Tristan Clemmons, died Sunday night after sustaining injuries from an off-duty crash last week. 

Clemmons graduated from Southeast Bulloch High School in 2015 and then attended Ogeechee Tech before becoming a GS police officer.

“Georgia Southern Police Officer Tristan Clemmons has succumbed to injuries sustained in an accident that took place last week while he was off-duty,” a GS Police Facebook post read. “Tristan was a remarkable young man who inspired all of us with his willingness to serve others.”

Tristan’s mother Elizabeth Clemmons said her son was loved.

“Tristan was a wonderful, caring person,” Elizabeth Clemmons said. “Always, always doing things for other people, too young to go, a lot of people loved him, all over.”

Monday, a procession left Memorial Hospital in Savannah at 8 a.m. and arrived in Statesboro at 9 a.m., taking the route of I-16 Westbound, Highway 67, Fair Rd. & S. Main St., & Highway 80 to Joiner Anderson Funeral Home in Sylvania, Georgia. The funeral will be held later this week.

CORRECTION: The George-Anne initially wrote that Clemmons was a former officer. This has since been updated. The George-Anne regrets this mistake. 

Nathan Woodruff, The George-Anne Managing News Editor, [email protected]