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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation introduced Sunday that 43-year-old Damien Anthony Ferguson had been taken into custody after a big manhunt. No different particulars had been launched, and authorities stated they deliberate to carry a information convention later in the day.

Authorities have stated that Ferguson fatally shot Officer Dylan Harrison, 26, outdoors the Alamo Police Department early Saturday. Officials haven’t stated what prompted the capturing in Wheeler County, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) southeast of Macon.

“Officer Harrison was a part-time Alamo police officer working his first shift with the department last night,” GBI spokesperson Natalie Ammons stated throughout a information convention, in keeping with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She stated Harrison was additionally a full-time Oconee Drug Task Force agent in close by Dodge County.

Harrison lived in Laurens County and is survived by his spouse and their 6-month-old son.

“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,” Telfair County Sheriff Sim Davidson wrote in a Facebook put up. “We are sincerely grateful for his service.”

Harrison was the primary Alamo officer killed in the road of responsibility, in keeping with the Officer Down Memorial Page that tracks regulation enforcement deaths. In January, Alamo Police Officer Arturo Villegas died from COVID-19 problems.

Gov. Brian Kemp and the Georgia Department of Public Safety tweeted condolences to the officer’s household and colleagues.

“May God continue to be with all who protect and serve,” Kemp wrote.

At least 5 Georgia officers have been killed in the road of responsibility this 12 months, and practically two dozen extra have died from COVID-19, in keeping with the memorial web page. Seven Georgia officers had been killed in the road of responsibility in 2020.

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