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Video: Georgia Officer Shot in Face, Suspect Killed in Morning Gunfight

December 6, 2018
An officer with the Henry County (GA) Police Department who was reportedly shot in the face at a dentist office on Thursday morning is in critical condition at a nearby hospital.

Georgia Department Honors its First African-American Officer

December 3, 2018
One of what has been come to be known as "The Original Nine"—the first group of black men to have been sworn in after graduating the academy—Lieutenant John White was praised at the ceremony for blazing a trail for other black officers in the United States.

Georgia Officer Sues Department over Firing, Claiming Disability

November 29, 2018
An officer fired by the Decatur (GA) Police Department is suing the city over claims that he was let go because of a disability.

Study: Majority of Subjects Killed by Georgia Police Had Drugs in Their System

November 21, 2018
According to a report by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, in nearly 20 percent of the fatal shootings involving police officers since 2012 the subject had methamphetamine in their system.

Retired Georgia Officer Dies in Narcotics Task Force Helicopter Crash

November 19, 2018
David Hall had been piloting the Bell OH-58 Kiowa helicopter that served the Columbus-based Metro Narcotics Task Force that went down in Lake Mitchell on Friday.

Georgia Inmates Pen Heartfelt Letter in Support of Slain Deputy

November 13, 2018
A group of nearly two dozen inmates at the Gwinnett County (GA) Jail signed a letter to Sheriff Butch Conway in support of the agency as it mourns the murder of Officer Antwan Toney, who was killed last month while responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle near a school.

As Halloween Approaches, Police Warn Parents about Narcotics-Tainted Candy

October 30, 2018
An Ohio boy was reportedly sickened by a trick-or-treat candy tainted with what is suspected to be methamphetamine. He has since been treated and released from the hospital—he is expected to be OK.

Georgia High School Football Team Will Wear Initials and Badge Number of Slain Officer

October 29, 2018
Football players with South Gwinnett High School in Georgia will add stickers to their helmets reading "ADT1808"—the initials and badge number of Officer Antwan Toney, a member of the Gwinnett County Police Department who was recently killed in the line of duty.

Video: Georgia Police 'Bump' Armed Robbery Subject with Squad Car During Pursuit

October 26, 2018
Officers with the Chamblee (GA) Police Department responded on Monday to an armed robbery at a pharmacy just seconds after the crime had been committed. An officer gave chase on foot while another drove up and—knowing the clear threat presented by the armed suspect—bumped into the offender with his squad car.

Georgia Police 'Bump' Armed Robbery Subject with Squad Car During Pursuit

October 26, 2018
Officers with the Chamblee (GA) Police Department responded on Monday to an armed robbery at a pharmacy just seconds after the crime had been committed. An officer gave chase on foot while another drove up and—knowing the clear threat presented by the armed suspect—bumped into the offender with his squad car.

SRO Arrests Student who Stabbed Teacher in the Chest with Butcher Knife

October 23, 2018
A School Resource Officer at a Gwinnett County, GA, middle school took a 13-year-old student into custody for stabbing a teacher with a butcher's knife at Trickum Middle School.

Georgia Officer Fatally Shot while Responding to Suspicious Vehicle

October 22, 2018
Police in Georgia have arrested one suspect and have reportedly shot and killed another man in connection with the fatal shooting of 30-year-old officer Antwan Toney of the Gwinnett County Police Department on Saturday.

Georgia Trooper Struck in Ballistic Vest in Gunfight at Traffic Stop

October 18, 2018
The trooper was reportedly struck in his ballistic vest. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where officials say he is expected to be OK.

Georgia Police Arrest 1 After Standoff After Shots Fired on Undercover Officers

October 16, 2018
Two undercover officers with the Atlanta (GA) Police Department were investigating a complaint of drug activity when shots were fired at their unmarked patrol car on Monday.

Former Georgia Officer Gets 15 Years for Making False Statements about OIS

October 5, 2018
A police officer who once worked for the Jackson (GA) Police Department claimed in September 2016 that she had been shot by a six-foot-tall, 230-pound African American male. The initial report by Officer Sherry Hall said that the man had suddenly opened fire on her and that she had returned fire. Her assertion sparked a manhunt in the area, located about 50 miles southwest of Atlanta.

JW Fishers' Side Scan Sonar Adds Clarity to Underwater Searches

October 1, 2018
Side Scan SONAR devices allow images of the ocean floor to be viewed as if one is looking through a window. It "removes the water" to provide the operator with a bird's-eye view of their target.

Georgia DA Releases Video of Incident Where Man Killed 2 Deputies

September 14, 2018
Elrod pleaded guilty last week to the two murders. The Macon Telegraph reports that Elrod avoided a potential death penalty trial and was sentenced to two life in prison without parole terms plus 100 years.

Georgia Kids Sell Lemonade to Raise Money for Officer Shot in Head

September 7, 2018
When several children living in Covington, GA, heard that one of the officers with their department had suffered a severe wound when he was shot, they wanted to do something for him and his family. So they banded together and opened up a lemonade stand.

Georgia Officer Critically Wounded, Gunman Killed in Gunfight Outside Walmart Store

September 4, 2018
An officer with the Covington (GA) Police Department is reportedly fighting for his life after being shot by a man suspected of shoplifting at a Walmart store.

Meggitt Launches Virtual Training with Georgia Sheriff's Office

August 22, 2018
Meggitt Training Systems has announced the launch of test and evaluation with the Gwinnett County (GA) Sheriff's Office for Meggitt Training Systems' FATS 300LE.
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