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Funeral Services Set For APD Officer

ATLANTA (WAOK/AJC)-Funeral services will be held Monday for Atlanta Police Senior Officer Gail Thomas.

Thomas, died late Thursday after being struck by a vehicle driven by a  suspected drunken driver as she exited her patrol car north of downtown Atlanta, according to police. The 46 year old Atlanta Police Department veteran, had arrived to help another officer working an earlier accident.

The accident occurred on the ramp from I-75 southbound at I-85 northbound.

Chasity Jones, 22, of Stone Mountain remained in the Fulton County Jail on Saturday, held without  bond. Charges include first-degree  homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence and reckless driving.

The  visitation for Officer Thomas will  be Sunday at Murray Brothers  Funeral  Home, 1199 Utoy Springs Road in Atlanta. The public  viewing  will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the family will receive  visitors  from 5 to 6 p.m., police said.

The funeral for Thomas will be  Monday at 11 a.m. at Elizabeth Baptist  Church on Cascade Road in  Atlanta. Burial will follow at Mount Harmony  Cemetery on Veterans  Memorial Parkway in Mableton.

Thomas leaves to mourn a daughter,  Jasmine, a 22-year-old Georgia Southern University student.

The APD said Saturday that  a trust fund also has been set up for Thomas’ daughter. Donations can be made at Bank of America in the name of “Senior Police Officer Gail Thomas’ Daughter’s Trust.”

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