Georgia

GA Sheriff's Deputy Killed While Saving Employee from Chemical Spill at Local Business

Sergeant Greg Meagher;  Photo: Richmond Co. Coroner's Office

Sergeant Greg Meagher; Photo: Richmond Co. Coroner's Office

A Georgia Sheriff's Sergeant was killed over the weekend as he tried to save an individual from a chemical spill at a local business.

Richmond County Sheriff's Sergeant Greg Meagher, 57, was overcome by chemical fumes as he rescued a worker at a healthcare facility.

The rescued employee survived the incident but Sergeant Meagher ultimately succumbed to the fumes.

Authorities believe the toxic fumes were likely liquid nitrogen.

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Two Georgia Police Officers Shot and Wounded While Serving Search Warrant

Photo: policearchives.org

Photo: policearchives.org

Two police officers from Georgia were shot and wounded early Monday morning after serving a drug-related search warrant in Crawford County.

The officers, said to be from the town of Byron, were part of a multi-jurisdictional drug task force.

Officers returned fire and killed the suspected shooter.

The injured officers are expected to recover from their injuries.

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Police in Georgia Search for Couple Believed to Have Stolen Police Car

Rudy Lee Vinson and Annastasia Nicole Earwood;  Photo: Cartersville Police Dept.

Rudy Lee Vinson and Annastasia Nicole Earwood; Photo: Cartersville Police Dept.

Police in Georgia are searching for two suspects they believe stole a police car from the town of Cartersville. The vehicle had a shotgun and rifle inside of it.

The suspects are described as Rudy Lee Vinson and Annastasia Nicole Earwood and the missing police vehicle as a 2008 Dodge Charger with the plate GV85379.

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Reward Offered for Capture of Suspects Who Shot at Deputy's Home

Authorities in Georgia are offering a $10,000 reward for information related to the shooting of a sheriff's deputy's home earlier this week.

Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller said that the deputy and his family were not home at the time of the shooting. No one was hurt in the incident; however, police say six or seven rounds were fired. 

Sheriff Miller said that the motivation for the shooting is unclear; however, he did not rule out the current anti-police hysteria gripping the nation. 

"We don’t know what’s out there. Were very visible, so if someone wants to target law enforcement, they can," said Sheriff Miller.

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Walmart Apologizes For Refusing to Make "Blue Lives Matter" Cake

Photo: via toddstarnes.com

Photo: via toddstarnes.com

A Georgia Walmart has apologized over it's refusal to bake a "Blue Lives Matter" cake for a police officer's retirement party after store employees implied the cake could be seen as racist.

The incident occurred last week after the retiring officer's daughter sought to have the cake made at a McDonough, Georgia Walmart. 

After describing the cake design the woman was told by a Walmart employee that the cake, "could be perceived as racist and nobody feels comfortable decorating the cake."

The woman eventually went to Kroger to have the cake made but after reports of her experience went viral on social media Walmart tried to apologize.

The woman didn't feel the apology was sincere, however. "I think he [the manager] just did that because, thanks to you all, this got so much attention, and he didn't want it to go farther than it did. The way the meeting was described to me was that it was very scripted and not very sincere."

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MUST SEE: Armed Woman Fights Off Three Gun-Wielding Home Invasion Suspects in Georgia

Photo: via foxnews.com

Photo: via foxnews.com

An armed Georgia woman fought off three gun-wielding home invaders after the trio broke into the home she was staying at early Friday morning. 

The woman confronted the home invasion suspects and used her firearm to send the trio running. One of the suspects was shot and ultimately died in the driveway of the home.

"She exercised her right to defend her livelihood and property," said Cpl. Deon Washington of the Gwinnett County Police Department.

Police are asking the public for help in identifying the two remaining robbery suspects. 

You can watch the dramatic video below:

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Georgia Police Officer Shot, Injured - Suspect at Large

Officer Sherry Hall;  Photo: Jackson Police Dept.

Officer Sherry Hall; Photo: Jackson Police Dept.

A police officer in Jackson, GA was shot and injured early Tuesday morning and the suspect is currently at large.

The incident occurred after Jackson police officer Sherry Hall approached a man in a wooded area to check on his welfare. When she contacted the man he became aggressive.

At some point, the suspect pulled a gun and fired at Officer Hall, striking her in her lower abdomen. Officer Hall was wearing body armor at the time.

The suspect fled on foot and is currently at large.

Officer Hall was transported to a local hospital for treatment of a deep bruise.

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Man in Custody After Opening Fire on Georgia Police Officer

Tamarcus Gresham;  Photo: Dekalb County Police

Tamarcus Gresham; Photo: Dekalb County Police

A Dekalb County (GA) police officer narrowly escaped serious injury on Wednesday after being shot at while conducting a vehicle stop.

The officer had attempted to pull over the vehicle when 24-year-old Tamarcus Gresham, a passenger in the car, allegedly opened fire on the officer.

Police eventually tracked Gresham down and placed him under arrest. The officer was uninjured in the incident.

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Georgia Police Officer Shot and Killed After Contacting Suspicious Individual

Officer Tim Smith;  Photo: via nydailynews.com

Officer Tim Smith; Photo: via nydailynews.com

A Georgia police officer was shot and killed on Saturday after responding to a call of a suspicious person.

Officer Tim Smith of the Eastman Police Department responded to the call at approximately 9:30 pm.

When Officer Smith made contact with the individual, he was shot and mortally wounded.

The suspect fled from the scene and a manhunt is currently underway to locate the individual.

Officer Smith is survived by his wife and two children.

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Georgia Man Who Told Facebook Followers to "Kill All Cops" Won't Face Charges

Derrick Hudson;  Photo: via The Macon Telegraph

Derrick Hudson; Photo: via The Macon Telegraph

A Georgia man has had all charges against him dropped stemming from a Facebook post in which he exhorted people to "kill all cops."

Derrick Hudson, 19, had been charged with soliciting people to commit murder; however, prosecutors felt that they simply lacked the evidence to move forward with charges.

Although Hudson made the comments online, he did not direct the comments at anyone in particular; therefore, he won't be facing any charges in Houston County, the District Attorney stated.

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