Terrible news this morning as another police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty.
Breaking: An Eastman, Ga., police officer (Dodge Co.) was shot and killed in line of duty tonight, law enforcement source says.
— Joe Kovac Jr. (@joekovacjr) August 14, 2016
From the Associated Press:
Authorities say a police officer in a small, central Georgia city has been shot and killed by a suspect who remains on the loose.
Special agent Scott Whitley of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations tells The Associated Press that Eastman Patrol Officer Tim Smith was fatally shot about 9:30 p.m. Saturday in a residential area of the city located about 60 miles southeast of Macon.
Whitley says Smith was responding to a suspicious person call when he encountered the suspect, exited his patrol car and was shot. The suspect fled the scene.
Whitley says Smith was in his early 30s but no further information about him was immediately available. He says an unidentified suspect is being sought and an investigation is ongoing.
Let’s hope they capture the scumbag who did it.