A police officer in Georgia was shot and killed while working his first shift Saturday, leaving a wife and a 6-month-old baby.
Dylan Harrison, 26, was shot and killed outside Alamo police station around 1 a.m. Saturday, Georgia Bureau of Investigation [GBI] spokeswoman Natalie Ammons said at a news conference.
Harrison, a native of Dudley, was working his first part-time shift at the Alamo Police Department when he was killed. He had been working in law enforcement since 2018 and was also employed full-time by the GBI drug group in Eastmond, authorities said.
Law enforcement did not provide details on what led to the shooting, but they have named one suspect: 43-year-old Damian Ferguson, who also goes after Luke Ferguson.
GBI has offered a reward of $ 17,500 for all information leading to Ferguson’s arrest. Authorities also issued a “blue warning” across the country, issued as a warning about suspects at large who have killed an officer and could be a danger to society.
“Anyone with information about Ferguson’s whereabouts or with information that you believe may be relevant to this investigation should contact us,” Ammons said.
The investigation is still “very active,” she said.
Harrison’s body was taken to a GBI crime lab for autopsy, officials added.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp offered his condolences to Harrison’s family and the Alamo Police Department in a tweet Saturday.
“Early this morning, one of our law enforcement officials in Central Georgia was killed during the service,” he said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the officer’s family, friends and colleagues in the Alamo Police Department.”
Georgia Department of Public Safety said in a tweet it was “deeply saddened” by the officer’s death and sent “thoughts and prayers to the officer’s family, blood and blue.”