Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 15 years
Badge # B10
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)
Incident Date: 5/4/2007
Suspect: Not available
Chief Investigator Alex Suarez was accidentally shot and killed by another officer as the officer finished cleaning his gun during a shift change at the police station. The weapon was discharged after the officer reloaded it. Chief Investigator Suarez was hit in the chest.
Chief Investigator Suarez's wife was a 911 operator for the county and was on duty when the incident occurred.
He had previously served as the agency's police chief for 15 years, as a jailer with the Thomas County Sheriff's Office, and as a corrections officer with the Georgia Department of Corrections. He is survived by his wife, four sons, and two brothers.