ALAMO, Ga. – A Georgian police officer shot dead while on duty Saturday morning while working for the first time with the Allo Police Department when he was shot and killed outside his Central Georgia police station, authorities said.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Officer Dylan Harrison, 26, was working for the first time as a part-time employee with the Allo Police when they were shot at around 1am. miles west of Savannah.
At a press conference Saturday afternoon, GBI spokeswoman Natalie Ammons said Harrison had left a wife and their six-month-old baby. Ammons said Harrison also worked full-time with the Oconee Drug Task Force in nearby Dodge County and has been enforcing the law since 2018.
Authorities said the suspect, 43-year-old Damien Anthony Ferguson, traveling with “Luke” A $ 17,500 prize is being provided with information leading to his arrest.
Taxes were poured in when news of Harrison’s death spread.
“Our thoughts for prayers, prayers, and condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Dylan Harrison were killed on duty last night in Alalo,” Sheriff County Sheriff Sim Davidson wrote in a Facebook post. “We sincerely thank him for his work.”
Harrison is the first Aloku leader to be killed in a line of duty, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page following the death of the law. In January, Alolo Police Arturo Villegas died from the COVID-19 crash.
Governor Brian Kemp and the Georgia Department of Public Security sent condolences to the family of the officer and his associates.
We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of the Allo Police Department Chief who was killed on duty this morning. We send our thoughts and prayers to the Elder’s family, blood and blue. 🖤💙🖤
– Georgia Department of Homeland Security (@ga_dps) October 9, 2021
“May God continue to have all those who care and serve,” Kemp wrote.
Earlier this morning, one of our law enforcement officials in Middle Georgia was killed on the job. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of this officer, friends, and colleagues in the Alling Police Department.
May God continue to be with all who protect and serve Him.
– Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) October 9, 2021
At least five Georgian officials were killed in a line of duty this year, but at least a dozen others died from COVID, according to a reminder page. Seven Georgian elders were killed in a line of duty in 2020.
Anyone with information about the shooting or Ferguson is asked to call the GBI at 1-800-597-8477 or to send the tapes to the official website.
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