GSP trooper killed within the line of responsibility remembered throughout processional – WSB-TV Channel 2

ATLANTA — Georgia first responders lined as much as assist household say goodbye to Trooper Jimmy Cenescar Friday.

Cenescar, 28, died in January whereas working for Georgia State Patrol Jan. 28.

GSP stated he was making an attempt to cease a bike driver on the run-on Interstate 85 when his automotive hit an embankment close to SR 317 in Suwanee.

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Medical doctors pronounced him useless on the hospital.

A whole bunch confirmed up for his funeral at Mt. Paran Church in Northwest Atlanta on Friday earlier than midday.

Troopers carried his American flag-draped casket into the church on horse and buggy.

First responders from across the metro lined Northside Dr. Site visitors stopped on I-75 and main roadways whereas the procession moved from the funeral in Atlanta to burial in Mableton.

Members of the family informed Channel 2′s Courtney Francisco outdoors the funeral that Cenescar had 5 siblings and 29 cousins.

On the funeral, one brother informed the group, “I can nonetheless hear his laughter. His voice performs in my head again and again.”

Cenescar migrated right here from Haiti together with his dad and mom and siblings. He was engaged to marry Natalia Croom.

“All of you may have been impacted by him,” Croom stated at his funeral. “I need to let you know all that despite the fact that he’s not with us, you’ll at all times, at all times really feel his love.”

Cenescar began working for GSP in January 2023.


He labored for the Atlanta Police Division for 3 years earlier than that.

In 2022, the 300 Membership of Atlanta awarded Cenescar for rescuing a driver who drove off of a bridge.

He was set to graduate from Georgia Gwinnett Faculty in Could with a level in Legal Justice.

Georgia’s prime chief, Gov. Brian Kemp, spoke on the award-winning trooper’s funeral.

“We’re mad that his unfinished life was reduce brief, however we’re additionally glad we had a savior that welcomed Jimmy’s soul to that higher place,” Kemp stated.

Fellow legislation enforcement buddies additionally spoke at his funeral. Family members sang songs and his church leaders preached sermons.

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His badge quantity, 436, floated over a photograph of Cenescar fitted together with his trooper hat and uniform. Wreaths of flowers surrounded his casket.

“He was finally a household man, and his dream was to take our household to the highest,” stated one in every of his siblings.

Household stated family members from as distant as Canada and Haiti traveled right here for the funeral.


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