Dylan Harrison, 26-year-old Dudley native with a wife and 6-month-old child has been shot and killed outside the police station.
The shooting happened in Wheeler County, about 90 miles southeast of Macon and about 124 miles west of Savannah.
It was his first shift working part-time with the Alamo Police Department. He was a full-time Oconee Drug Taskforce Agent. The GBI will conduct an autopsy of his body.
Law enforcement believes the suspect, 43-year-old Damien “Luke” Anthony Furguson, is dangerous to law enforcement and has issued a Blue Alert.
Deputies describe Furguson as being 5-feet-10-inches tall, weighing 215 pounds, with brown eyes, and short black hair.
Ferguson is described by law enforcement as being armed and dangerous.
Governor Brian Kemp made a statement on the death of Dylan Harrison.”Early this morning, one of our law enforcement officials in Middle Georgia was killed in the line of duty. ” He tweeted.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with this officer’s family, friends, and colleagues at the Alamo Police Department. May God continue to be with all who protect and serve.”
Harrison was the first Alamo officer killed in the line of duty, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page that tracks law enforcement deaths.
He is survived by his wife and a 6-month-old baby.