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Funeral services announced for Georgia State Trooper killed in line of duty

By Austin Eller News Director

Funeral services have been announced for a Georgia State Trooper who was struck and killed by a vehicle early Tuesday morning while investigating an earlier crash on I-75 south of Atlanta.

A visitation for TFC Chase Winston Redner, 31, of Cumming, will be held Monday, Feb. 26, at Darby Funeral Home in Canton from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will then be held Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. at Canton First Baptist Church. Services will be livestreamed at DarbyFuneralHome.com.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Redner had completed a degree in criminal justice at the University of North Georgia, eventually becoming a trooper as well as an instructor. Redner worked out of a post in Forsyth County.

"He loved soccer and spent many weekends cheering on the Atlanta United team. He thrived in nature and enjoyed hiking and backpacking with his friends, of which on his last hike, he picked the perfect spot to propose to his long-time girlfriend, now fiancé," Redner's online obituary reads. "He had a true love for all animals, especially his childhood cat, Precious, and his adult cats, Winston and Churchill."

He is survived by his mother and fiance. 

At the time of the collision, Redner was investigating an earlier crash on I-75 which left Nathaniel McCreary, 68, dead. McCreary was a Georgia Department of Transportation contractor.

Authorities have yet to release any details about the vehicle that struck Redner, or whether charges will be filed in the incident.

"He was a natural host who opened his doors to friends of any walk of life on many occasions and lived to share as much of life as possible with those closest to him," Redner's obituary reads. "He will be deeply missed by his many friends, relatives, law enforcement family, and all who had the pleasure of knowing him."

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