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Several area law enforcement agencies were kept busy this past weekend with shootings, including the death of Alamo Police Officer Dylan Harrison in the early hours of Saturday morning. Officer Harrison, age 26, a husband and father of a six-month son, was killed outside the Alamo Police Department. Damien Anthony Ferguson, age 43, of Alamo, was identified as the suspected shooter and an all-out effort was made by the GBI and numerous other agencies to locate and apprehend him.

Sunday afternoon, the GBI held a press conference to alert the public that Ferguson had been arrested at his home after a warrant had been executed.

GBI special Agent in Charge Lindsey Wilkes said at the press conference that on Friday night, Officer Harrison responded to a situation at the convenience store across the road from the police department. He ultimately arrested a man who was an “associate” of Fergusons. Sometime later, Officer Harrison was shot in what she described as an “ambush” and in “retaliation” for the earlier arrest.

Ferguson is no stranger to the wrong side of the law. According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, Ferguson has a number of aggravating assault charges in Wheeler County dating back as far as 1998, including aggravated assault on a peace officer. He also had charges in Wheeler County and Telfair counties for theft by taking and simple battery.

He began an incarceration with the Georgia Department of Corrections on January 21, 1999 and was released from the Coffee Correctional Facility on August 10, 2006.

Ferguson is currently being held in the Laurens County Jail. He is charged with murder and aggravated stalking relating to a previous domestic incident.


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