Police departments across Georgia have expressed their sorrow over the death of an on-duty Alamo officer during his first shift with his new department.
26-year-old Dylan Harrison, a married dad of a 6-month-old baby, was shot dead outside the police headquarters at 1:01 a.m. on his first day on the job.
Detectives believe the shooter was Damien Anthony Ferguson, aka Luke Ferguson, a 43-year-old felon who had previously served time for theft and assaulting an officer.
“Officer Dylan Harrison formerly of Cochran PD, and Middle Georgia State University was ambushed and killed in Alamo last night. He leaves behind a wife and a 6-month-old. I pray the suspect is caught soon and justice is quick.”
“Our thoughts and prayers are with this officer’s family, friends, and colleagues at the Alamo Police Department,” Gov. Brian Kemp said.
“May God continue to be with all who protect and serve.”
A reward of $17,500 is offered for information leading to Ferguson’s arrest.