FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

GA Officer Killed, 3 Suspects in Custody

September 29, 2017  | 

Seth Brandon Spangler (Photo: Georgia Bureau of Investigation)
Seth Brandon Spangler (Photo: Georgia Bureau of Investigation)

A detective from the Polk County (GA) Police Department was shot and killed Friday and a second officer was shot but saved by body armor. Three suspects are in custody.

The fallen detective has been identified as 29-year-old Kristen Hearne, NorthwestGeorgiaNews reports. She and the other officer were reportedly investigating a stolen vehicle at the time of the shooting.

Seth Brandon Spangler, the subject of a manhunt and Blue Alert, has been identified by some sources as the accused shooter.

The other two suspects, whose names were not released, were already in custody. Details about the suspects and the charges against them have not been released.

The wounded officer was treated and released at a local hospital.

Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

Anthony @ 9/29/2017 6:52 PM

Again, very sad news. We pray for the Detective and her family. May she rest in peace.

Join the Discussion

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: Loaded Handgun Found Inside Georgia Jail
According to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, a female inmate reportedly hid the weapon...
Suspect Bites LAPD Officers Multiple Times
Two Los Angeles Police Department officers were bitten several times Monday night by a...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine