Georgia officer fatally shot on first day with Alamo Police Department, GBI says


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NS Georgia Bureau of Investigation Asking the public to search for a man suspected of killing a police officer overnight in the Alamo, Georgia.


The GBI said agents are investigating the death of officer Dylan Harrison of the Alamo Police Department in Wheeler County.

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Around 1 a.m., Harrison — a 26-year-old Dudley native with wife and 6-month-old child — was shot and killed outside the police station.

This was her first shift working part-time with the Alamo Police Department. He was a full-time Oconee Drug Taskforce agent. The GBI will conduct the post-mortem of his body.

Law enforcement believes the suspect, Damien “Luke” Anthony Ferguson, 43, is dangerous to law enforcement and has issued a blue alert.

Deputies describe Ferguson as 5 feet-10 inches tall, weighing 215 pounds, brown eyes and short black hair.

Ferguson has been described as armed and dangerous by law enforcement

Damien Anthony Ferguson (Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office)

anyone with information Contact GBI at 1-800-597-TIPS (8477). Anyone who sees him should call 911 immediately and do not contact.

Lindsey Wilkes, the GBI special agent in charge, said law enforcement is offering a $17,000 reward.

Several local and state law enforcement agencies are cooperating with the investigation.

Governor Brian Kemp issued a statement via his Twitter account on Saturday afternoon, saying:

“Early this morning, one of our law enforcement officers was killed in the line of duty in central Georgia. Our thoughts and prayers are with this officer’s family, friends and colleagues at the Alamo Police Department. God be with all those who Protect and serve.”


Officer Dylan Harrison poses with some drugs confiscated during a raid he participated in as a member of the Oconee Drug Task Force. (Georgia Bureau of Investigation)

According to the GBI, Officer Harrison was also a full-time task force agent with the Oconee Drug Task Force at Eastman, in addition to being a part-time Alamo Police Department officer. He has been in law enforcement since 2018.


Officer Dylan Harrison is seen with his wife and their young infant in a recent family photo provided by the GBI. (Georgia Bureau of Investigation)

He is survived by his wife and a 6-month-old child.

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