Police say that 26-year-old officer from Alamo was shot and killed during his first shift. Officials in Georgia said the suspect remains at large.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation reported that Dylan Harrison died outside Alamo Police Department on Saturday morning at 01:01 AM. There is a $17,500 award for information leading to the arrest of the suspected killer, who was identified by officials as 43-year-old Damien Anthony Ferguson, aka Luke Ferguson.

Harrison began his first shift in Alamo as a police officer. This is about 90 minutes southeast of Macon. At a press conference, Natalie Ammons, a spokesperson for GBI, stated that Harrison was an Eastman-based drug task force agent. According to local media reports, he has been in law enforcement for over a year and had previously worked as an emergency dispatcher on campus and at a police department.

A wife and 6-month-old child were left behind. Middle Georgia police departments offered their condolences via social media on Saturday.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with this officer’s family, friends, and colleagues at the Alamo Police Department,” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp It was tweeted “May God keep being with all those who defend and serve.”

Harrison was killed in action as an Alamo Officer, according to Officer Down Memorial Page. Arturo Villegas was an Alamo Officer who died of COVID-19 complications in January.

A Blue Alert — a public safety alert for a suspect who has injured or killed a police officer and is still a threat to the public — was issued for Ferguson.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ferguson previously served time for theft and aggravated assault on an officer. 

Contributing: The Associated Press 

Source: USAToday.com

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