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Senior Police Officer Elmer Basco Athens-Clarke County Police Department, Georgia

Senior Police Officer

Elmer Basco "Buddy" Christian, III

Athens-Clarke County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: Not available

Badge # 2370

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .40 caliber

Offender: In custody

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Senior Police Officer Buddy Christian was shot and killed while responding to an incident where another officer had been shot and wounded at an apartment complex on Sycamore Drive in Athens.

Multiple officers were investigating a carjacking and kidnapping incident when one officer stopped a vehicle owned by a relative of the carjacking suspect. The suspect exited the vehicle and shot and wounded the officer twice before fleeing on foot.

Officer Christian had just responded to the area when he encountered the suspect. The suspect shot and killed Officer Christian through the window of his patrol vehicle. The suspect fled the scene and remained at large until he was apprehended three days later.

Senior Police Officer Christian is survived by his wife, two children, his parents, and a brother.

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God bless. He is of Manx origin (his ancestors came from the Isle of Man, and is not part of the United Kingdom).

April 17, 2013


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