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Alamo, Ga Police Officer Killed On First Shift With Department, Suspect Still At Large

Alamo, Georgia Police Officer Dylan Harrison was shot and killed outside the Alamo Police Department around 1:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 9, 2021.

He was 26 years old and leaves behind a wife and six-month-old baby.

Ofc. Dylan Harrison

Harrison was a part-time Alamo Police Officer and was working his first shift with the department Friday night. He was also a full-time Oconee Drug Task Force Agent out of Eastman, Georgia. He has been in law enforcement since 2018.

A blue alert has been issued for 43-year-old Damien Anthony Ferguson, who also goes by Luke Ferguson, of Alamo, Georgia. He is considered a dangerous threat to the public.

According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, Ferguson is a convicted felon and has a lengthy criminal history and has served time for Aggravated Assault (6 counts), Theft, Aggravated Assault Against a Police Officer, and Simple Battery. He was sentenced to eight years and was released in 2006.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Ferguson or the incident early Saturday morning is asked to contact the Georgia Bureau of Investigation or the Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office. A $17,500 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of Ferguson.

There are many ways that tips can be submitted to the GBI: 

  • anonymous tips can be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477),
  • at the GBI website at by clicking on Online Tip Form,
  • by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app (Search “See Send” in Apple and Android app stores)

Agencies assisting with the investigation include: Alamo Police Department, the Wheeler County Sheriff’s office, Lauren’s County Sheriff’s Office, Treutlen County Sheriff’s Office, Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, Telfair County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, McRae-Helena Police Department, Oconee Drug Task Force, Eastman Police Department, Oconee District Attorney’s Office, the Georgia State Patrol, the Department of Community Supervision, Georgia Department of Corrections, the FBI, and the U.S. Marshals Service SE Regional Task Force.

Jessica Szilagyi

Jessica Szilagyi is Publisher of The Georgia Virtue. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta, a commentator on the 'Let Me Tell You Why You're Wrong Podcast,' and she has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers." Sign up for her weekly newsletter:

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    Kathy October 10, 2021

    Wheeler County is the poorest county in the state…with this happening, it also makes it the saddest.

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