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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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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Agent Shot and Killed During Undercover Operation

Special Agent De'Greaun Frazier;  Photo: TBI

Special Agent De'Greaun Frazier; Photo: TBI

An agent with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was shot and killed Tuesday following an undercover operation in Jackson, Tenn. 

Special Agent De'Greaun Frazier, 35, was working with the Jackson-Madison County narcotics unit when he was shot while engaged in a controlled-buy operation. 

He was transported to a local hospital but died from his injuries.

The suspect, identified as 23-year old Brenden Burns, was taken into custody a short time later. 

Special Agent Frazier had been with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for over 10 years and leaves behind a wife and two children.

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Jackson (MS) Police Officer Injured in Exchange of Gunfire with Robbery Suspect

A Jackson (MS) police officer is recovering after being shot by a suspected robber early on Wednesday morning. 

Officer Abe Gines responded to a call of a robbery at the Edgewood Terrace Apartments at approximately 6:30 a.m. when he was confronted by the suspect, who emerged from the rear of an apartment.

Officer Gines and the suspect exchanged gunfire before the suspect fled out a rear window. Officer Gines was grazed by the bullet but chased after the suspect before losing him in a nearby creek.

Police believe that the suspect had kicked the door in of the apartment before entering to commit the robbery.

A manhunt is currently underway in the area. Officer Gines was treated at a local hospital and released.

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Mississippi Councilman Outrageously Tells Citizens to Assault Police

Kenneth Stokes;  Photo: The Clarion-Ledger

Kenneth Stokes; Photo: The Clarion-Ledger

A Jackson, Mississippi city councilman is under fire for a recent statement in which he implored citizens to assault police officers coming into the city’s jurisdiction. 

Kenneth Stokes, Ward 3 Councilman, stated, “Let’s get rocks, let’s get bricks and let’s get bottles and start throwing them and then they won’t come in here anymore.”

The “they” he was referring to were police officers.

The strange comments came in light of a recent controversy over outside police agencies driving into and through the city of Jackson while in high-speed pursuit of suspected criminals.

While the debate over high-speed pursuits may be a relevant one, suggesting that citizens assault police officers delves into the outrageous.

Sheriff Randy Tucker of Madison County agrees. In response to Stokes' comments, Tucker said on Facebook, “Law Enforcement will not be intimidated by you. Any Madison county law enforcement that is attacked because of your ignorant statements, I will hold you responsible. I fully intend to contact the MS Attorney General and inquire if your statements constitute assaults on officers by threat.”

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