Cop, 26, is shot dead on his FIRST day on the job leaving behind wife and 6-month-old daughter: Statewide manhunt is launched for killer who struck outside Georgia police station
Police officer, 26, was shot and killed on the first day on the job Saturday morning in Wheeler County, GA,
Alamo Rookie cop Dylan Harrison, who leaves behind a wife and 6-month-old daughter, was fatally shot outside of the police station in Alamo at 1 am on Saturday
The alleged gunmen, Damien ‘Luke’ Anthony Ferguson, 43, is armed and dangerous said police, who issued a Blue Alert in effort to safely capture him
Ferguson who is black, is said to be 5-foot-10 and around 215 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes
Harrison a full-time Oconee Drug Task Force Agent since 2018, had just started his first shift for the Alamo Police Department on a part-time basis
Authorities did not say whether Ferguson was targeted because he was a police officer
A rookie police officer and father to a baby girl was shot and killed on the first day on the force early Saturday morning. Authorities in wheeler County, Georgia are warning fellow officers that his killer is still on the loose.
Alamo Police Officer Dylan Harrison was fatally shot outside of the department’s police station at around 1 am.
The 26-year-old from Dudley leaves behind a wife and a 6-month-old daughter.
Harrison was a full-time Agent with the Oconee Drug Taskforce, where he began his law enforce career in 2018. However, it was on his first shift working part-time with the Alamo Police Department that the shooting occurred, according to Fox 13.
Meanwhile, law enforcement officials say the suspected gunmen, 43-year-old Damien ‘Luke’ Anthony Ferguson, is still armed and dangerous to police, with authorities issuing a Blue Alert in an effort to safely capture him.
Authorities didn’t immediately release any further details behind the shooting, nor did they confirm whether Ferguson had targeted Harrison due to him being a cop.
The suspect Luke Ferguson authorities said is 5-foot-10 Black man, around 215 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes.
The investigation has been joined by several local and state law enforcement agencies.
Anyone with information should call the GBI tips line at 1-800-597-TIPS (8477). Anyone who sees him should call 911 immediately and not approach, police advise.
GBI also announced a reward of $17,500 for information leading to Ferguson’s arrest.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp offered a statement on the tragedy in a tweet Saturday afternoon.
‘Early this morning, one of our law enforcement officials in Middle Georgia was killed in the line of duty,’ Kemp wrote on Twitter.
‘Our thoughts and prayers are with this officer’s family, friends, and colleagues at the Alamo Police Department. May God continue to be with all who protect and serve.’
The sheriff of nearby Telfair County, Sim Davidson, expressed similar condolences.
‘Our sincerest thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Dylan Harrison who was killed in the line of duty last night in Alamo,’ Sheriff Davidson wrote in a Facebook post.
‘We are sincerely grateful for his service.’
Harrison was the first Alamo police officer to be killed in the line of duty, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, which reports on deaths in law enforcement.
This year alone, at least five Georgia police officers have been killed in the line of duty, while seven Georgia officers were killed in the line of duty last year, according to the Officer Down webpage.