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Ga. Officer Killed In Pursuit Wreck

August 12, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of DeKalb Couty PD.
Photo courtesy of DeKalb Couty PD.
A DeKalb County (Ga.) Police officer responding to back up other units in a pursuit died after losing control of his vehicle and striking a tree.

Officer Ivorie Klusmann, 32, had joined the department in April and recently completed his probationary status, the agency announced during a press conference.

The crash occurred at 2:45 a.m., shortly after the officer had broken off an earlier pursuit of the suspect following a traffic stop. The officer had pulled over Gregory Lee Harvey, 27, at about 2 a.m. After handing the officer his driver's license, Harvey fled.

Another officer spotted Harvey and after hearing that over his police radio, Klusmann attempted to join that pursuit. His vehicle left the roadway on DeKalb Medical Parkway near Heritage Park Trail and struck a tree.

Harvey turned himself in to DeKalb County Police investigators at his Stone Mountain home on Sunday. He faces numerous charges including murder, misdemeanor reckless driving and felony theft by receiving motor vehicle, according to the agency.

The officer leaves behind two children.

Tags: Duty Deaths, Police Vehicle Accidents, Dekalb County (Ga.) PD


Comments (3)

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Jim Brown @ 8/12/2013 2:42 PM

We've lost another good man. The pain continues.

Mike Harvey @ 8/12/2013 4:48 PM

This is such a violet world but we mush maintain our resolve and stay commented to fighting crime. May God Bless Officer Klusman and his children.

Albanyga @ 8/14/2013 4:24 AM

Prayers for the friends and family of Officer Klusmann. For our brothers and sisters at DeKalb County PD, we stand with you.

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