Officer – a new dad – murdered on his very first shift – in suspected retaliation for arresting the convict’s friend

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ALAMO, GA – Officials believe that the murder of an Alamo Police officer earlier in October stemmed from the suspect acting in retaliation to the arrest of a friend of his that the officer effected before being killed in an ambush.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Officer Dylan Harrison was on his first shift with the Alamo Police Department on October 8th when he made a traffic stop at the Circle K right across from the police department.

During the interaction with the driver of the vehicle, authorities say that Officer Harrison asked for the driver’s license – which the suspect reportedly refused to provide. The traffic stop escalated after the driver reportedly shoved Officer Harrison, which led to a scuffle where the officer used his taser to effect the arrest.

Said suspect was later taken to the Wheeler County Jail.

The same evening that Officer Harrison arrested the driver, authorities say that he was ambushed and fatally shot by Damien Anthony Ferguson, who investigators say is a known associate of the man Officer Harrison arrested earlier in the evening.

In a Facebook post from the Georgia Department of Public Safety, the arrest of Ferguson was announced on October 10th:

“This afternoon, less than one mile from where Alamo Police Officer Dylan Harrison was murdered, the State of Georgia Special Weapons and Tactical Team (SWAT) took Damien Ferguson into custody without incident. 

Intel provided by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the United States Marshals Service was instrumental in capturing Ferguson.  This apprehension is an example of a collaborative effort among local, state, and federal authorities.”

Ferguson has since been charged with the murder of Officer Harrison and was also charged with aggravated stalking in connection with a previous, unrelated domestic incident.

Alamo Police Chief Karen Sanders delivered the following statement regarding the killing of Officer Harrison:

“I have never experienced a grief that I have felt since Officer Dylan Harrison’s life was taken in our small, quiet town. Officer Harrison was a husband, a son and, more importantly, a father of a six-month-old boy.

His life was taken from him for simply doing his job. Despite the sadness that we have endured, I have found a sense of pride in seeing everyone pull together to right this tragic wrong.”

Georgia prison records show that Ferguson served time in prison from 1999 to 2006 for multiple counts of aggravated assault, including aggravated assault of a police officer, from a August 1998 incident. 

Damien Ferguson prison mugshot - courtesy of Georgia Dept. of Corrections
Damien Ferguson prison mugshot – courtesy of Georgia Dept. of Corrections

A Facebook account by the name of “Trapsafe Peeples” has been spreading the hashtag of “#FreeLuke” on the platform, alleging that the convicted felon accused of murder officer Harrison is innocent and has been making jokes over the officer’s murder in comments among their posts. 

The fallen officer, who previously served with the Cochran Police Department prior to being gunned down on his first day with the Alamo Police Department, is survived by his wife and 6-month-old child.

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Louisiana trooper ambushed and murdered – and his body went undiscovered for 12 hours

(Originally published October 10th, 2021)

PRAIRIEVILLE, LA – According to reports, Louisiana State Police are leading an investigation regarding a 31-year-old suspect who allegedly went on a shooting spree across several parishes in the state.

Officials say that among the suspect’s victims was a state trooper, whose body went undiscovered for approximately 12 hours.

Master Trooper Adam Gaubert, a 19-year veteran of the force, was identified as the deceased trooper by officials.

On October 9th, Col. Lamar Davis, superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, stated that Master Trooper Gaubert was discovered inside his patrol car in Prairieville, approximately 18 miles southeast of Baton Rouge, hours after being attacked.

In a Facebook post from the Louisiana State Police, the suspect alleged to have killed Master Trooper Gaubert was identified as 31-year-old Matthew Mire:

“The preliminary investigation revealed that Master Trooper Adam Gaubert was ambushed by Mire as he sat in his fully marked patrol unit.  The ambush of Trooper Gaubert occurred in close proximity to the Dutton Road shooting that took place in the overnight hours of October 9, 2021.

Mire is a person of interest in multiple shooting incidents in several parishes.  Following the shootings, Mire was involved in a pursuit where he fired a weapon at a separate pursuing State Trooper. The Trooper exchanged gunfire with Mire during the incident and was not injured.

As the search for Mire progressed, Louisiana State Police, Homeland Security Investigations, US Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms, LA Department of Corrections, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, and East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office worked together in the search area near Hoo Shoo Too Road at the Tiger Bend Bridge. 

After being located and taken into custody without incident, Mire was transported to a local hospital for injuries he sustained from a K-9 bite and suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg.”

Another individual allegedly killed by Mire during the shooting spree was the suspect’s own sister. Reportedly three other people were injured, one critically, during Mire’s purported shooting spree across various parishes.

Authorities have yet to reveal a possible motive for the shootings.

Mire is now facing charges of first-degree murder of a police officer, attempted first-degree murder of a police officer, and aggravated flight from an officer.

Master Trooper Gaubert was cited as having joined the Louisiana State Police back in 2002, having performed patrol duties with Troop A in Baton Rouge and also serving as a detective within the criminal investigations division.

The fallen trooper was also a Army veteran, which the Louisiana State Police’s Facebook post read that he “truly embodied the LSP Core Values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. Together as a family, we will mourn his loss and honor his legacy of service to our department and the citizens of Louisiana.”

Arrangements for the fallen trooper have not yet been finalized but will be announced on the agency’s Facebook page once they are. Those interested in making any monetary donations to the family of Master Trooper Gaubert can do so through the Louisiana State Troopers Association – Louisiana Troopers Charities.

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Video: Three suspects arrested following ambush of Orlando officers in broad daylight

(Originally published September 26th, 2021)

ORLANDO, FL – According to reports, three suspects have been arrested in connection with an ambush of Orlando Police officers that was caught on bodycam earlier in September.

The shooting incident occurred in broad daylight, with the Orlando Police chief noting that he was “puzzled” over the ambush as there was nothing that seemed to have provoked the shooting.

On September 21st at approximately 1:00 p.m., officers in a patrol unit in the area of Jacobs Place and S. Lakeland Avenue were pulling over to the sidewalk to make contact with a trio of males, identified as 22-year-old Jameon Brown, 19-year-old Michael Collins and 17-year-old Travis Weston.

Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolón stated that without provocation and before contact could even be made with the three subjects, the officers came under fire while still inside the unit.

Bodycam footage from the incident shows the officer in the passenger side saying, “watch out” and then the gunfire starts ringing out.

The suspects fled on foot, and both of the officers exit the vehicle, with one of the officers retrieving a rifle from the squad car. However, footage shows that no additional shots were fired during the incident once the officer retrieved the rifle.

After the initial incident, Weston was reportedly discovered with a wounded leg and was taken to an area hospital before being officially booked. Brown was also reportedly apprehended the same day a short time later, having sustained an unspecified injury to his arm.

Police caught up with Collins on September 22nd, with investigators saying they located the suspect near Camping World Stadium.

Chief Rolón is relieved that none of his officers were hurt or killed during the exchanged gunfire, but expressed confusion as to what prompted the rapid escalation of events:

“We are very fortunate not to be speaking about an officer-involved shooting where we may have lost one of our officers in this incident. We’re kind of puzzled as to how this happened. Again, the officers simply pulled up, as they tried to make contact, before they could get out of their car, there are shots that went into that vehicle that they were in.”

Officials did not disclose what the officers involved were attempting to make contact with the suspects for prior to the shooting.

All three of the suspects have since been charged with attempted first-degree murder on a law enforcement officer with a firearm and aggravated assault with a firearm.

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